This paper provides a summary on a core topic in the history of ancient studies, the lex Varia 90 B.C., aiming to investigate the neglected role of proditio. The treason against the homeland, through the incitement of enemies, represents the real innovation introduced by this law during the Social War: the punishment of proditores was subtracted from the monopoly of coercive power held by magistrates cum imperio.

Lex Varia e proditio

Traversa Luciano
2020

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This paper provides a summary on a core topic in the history of ancient studies, the lex Varia 90 B.C., aiming to investigate the neglected role of proditio. The treason against the homeland, through the incitement of enemies, represents the real innovation introduced by this law during the Social War: the punishment of proditores was subtracted from the monopoly of coercive power held by magistrates cum imperio.
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