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Exilium (exile) is a punishment used in antiquity consisting of the expulsion of an individual from the place where he or she lives, either for a given period of time or for life, sending him or her to some concrete location or prohibiting him or her from taking up residence in given places. Due to its advantage of making a person disappear from the city without t…

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Mateo Donet, M. Amparo, “Deportation/Exile”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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