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Delator
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[German version]

The person who ‘reports’ something to a Roman authority, but in its narrower sense, esp. with regard to the  delatio nominis , the accuser. Considerable advantages were in prospect for the successful delator: as a rule, in the event of a guilty verdict he received a monetary reward in the form of a proportion of the accused man's property ([1]; with additional information in [2]). This naturally resulted in all kinds of abuse (cf. Cic. Rosc. Am. 55: Roscius was probably accused of political corruption in order t…

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Schiemann, Gottfried (Tübingen), “Delator”, 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 27 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e313250>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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