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Delatio nominis
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‘To indicate the name (of a suspect)’ is originally only the very first step in initiating a public prosecution in Rome. Plaut. Aul. 416 uses the expression in this way regarding the campaign conducted by the  tresviri capitales against underclass criminality. In proceedings before these magistrates, a kind of police-court justice, the meaning of delatio nominis ─ entirely in the sense of a modern complaint to the police ─ is evidently confined to the sole process of reporting a criminal act [1. 60, 78].

In the 3rd and above all the 2nd cents. BC, alongside the …

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Schiemann, Gottfried (Tübingen), “Delatio nominis”, 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 04 July 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e313240>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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