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(Latin proscriptiones, singular proscriptio, literally 'general announcement'). From the time of Cornelius [I 90] Sulla, especially the public proclamation of outlawry in the form of notice boards bearing the names of political and personal opponents of the ruler or rulers in times of civil war.

In November 82 BC, the persecution of the enemies of L. Cornelius [I 90] Sulla in Rome and Italy began, instigated by Sulla. The initially arbitrary killing, in which individuals also gave vent to their vindictiveness and greed, was…

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de Libero, Loretana (Hamburg), “Proscriptions”, 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 26 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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