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Title: The origin and credibility of a witness in the Roman criminal procedure in the light of selected speeches by Cicero

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Alternative title:

Herkunft und Glaubwürdigkeit eines Zeugen in römischen Strafprozessen im Lichte ausgewählter Reden Ciceros

Creator:

Nowicka, Dobromiła

ORCID:

0000-0002-1480-7281

Description:

Tyt. tomu: Studia historycznoprawne

Abstract:

The article is devoted to an analysis of the significance of a witness’ origin to his credibility in the Roman criminal procedure on the basis of selected speeches by Cicero — Pro Fonteio, Pro Scauro and Pro Flacco. The extensive use of arguments relating to the nationality of witnesses testifying against the orator’s clients suggests that such references may have been important in the assessment of the credibility of their testimony, despite the fact that formally Roman law did not introduce any restrictions on testifying based on the witness’ origin. Drawing on her analysis of the selected speeches, the author concludes that the references to a witness’ origin and characteristics attributed to a given nation replace arguments relating to the witness himself, without being of crucial significance on their own and being only a necessity in a situation where there is no information about the witness.

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Publisher:

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

Contributor:

Konieczny, Afred (1934- ). Red. ; Ptak, Marian J. (1950-). Red.

Date issued:

2019

Identifier:

oai:repozytorium.uni.wroc.pl:119170 ; ISSN 0524-4544

DOI:

10.19195/0524-4544.328.2

Source:

PAd P 101182 II

Language:

pol ; eng ; ger

Relation:

Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis, ISSN 0239-6661, No 3948. Prawo, ISSN 0524-4544, 2019, 328, s. 25-40

Is version of:

Czasopisma Naukowe w Sieci (CNS)

Rights holder:

Copyright by Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego Sp. z o.o.

Date copyrighted:

2019

Autor opisu:

WR U/PAdbg

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Last modified:

Apr 14, 2021

In our library since:

Jan 7, 2021

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