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Accusatio
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according to the Digest title 48,2 is the charge in Roman criminal proceedings. The bearer of the accusatio is in that case a private person. This person first laid a charge ( delatio nominis ). In the later imperial period in an extra ordinem judicial criminal prosecution it was often the case that this was the sum total of the private share in the course of procedure. In the republican procedure ( quaestio ), on the other hand, the delator was always and, even later still regularly, a party after admission of the accusatio by the court magistrate (receptio nominis) -- simil…

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Schiemann, Gottfried (Tübingen), “Accusatio”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e101650>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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