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By Gordon P. Kelly

Roman senators and equestrians have been continually liable to prosecution for his or her respectable behavior, specially due to the fact that politically inspired accusations have been universal. while charged with a criminal offense in Republican Rome, such males had a call pertaining to their destiny. they can both stay in Rome and face attainable conviction and punishment, or move into voluntary exile and keep away from criminal sentence. for almost all of the Republican interval, exile used to be now not a proper felony penalty contained in statutes, even though it used to be the sensible final result of such a lot capital convictions. regardless of its significance within the political area, Roman exile has been a missed subject in glossy scholarship. This 2006 research examines all features of exile within the Roman Republic: its ancient improvement, technical felony matters, the potential of recovery, in addition to the consequences of exile at the lives and households of banished men.

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