By Gordon P. Kelly

Roman senators and equestrians have been continually prone to prosecution for his or her professional behavior, particularly considering that politically prompted accusations have been universal. while charged with a criminal offense in Republican Rome, such males had a decision bearing on their destiny. they can both stay in Rome and face attainable conviction and punishment, or cross into voluntary exile and keep away from criminal sentence. for almost all of the Republican interval, exile was once now not a proper criminal penalty contained in statutes, even though it was once the sensible end result of so much capital convictions. regardless of its value within the political area, Roman exile has been a overlooked subject in smooth scholarship. This 2006 examine examines all points of exile within the Roman Republic: its old improvement, technical criminal concerns, the opportunity of recovery, in addition to the results of exile at the lives and households of banished men.

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