„Decollatio”: new materials, new perspectives
Summary. – Times have changed. The new materials, which enrich our knowledge on the subject of the Roman decollatio, without doubt encourage us to revisit this form execution in research and analyze it anew. However, it should not be done in order to create a new ‘legal definition’. In this regard, Mommsen and his followers should be allowed to have a monopoly.
decollatio, poena mortis, supplicium, cognitio extra ordinem, summum supplicium, Christian martyrs, decapitation, Roman penalties, Roman criminal law
"Index. Quaderni Camerti di studi romanistici" 2019, 47, ss. 339-347