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Term used both for banishment and for the place of banishment. During the era of the Twelve Tablets (5th cent. BC), it was probably already permissible for the perpetrator of a capital offence to avoid the punishment (blood revenge) by voluntarily exiling himself from Roman territory. In the iudicium populi (trial in the People's Court) the accused had the option of voluntarily going into exile up to the point of sentencing; after this the magistrate responsible for enforcing the judgment could sanction the escape. There were ar…

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Gamauf, Richard (Vienna), “Exilium”, 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 23 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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