Protection of the Imperial Majesty in the Roman Principate



Year of publication 2014
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The paper deals with the problem of protection of Roman emperors in the Principate, and focuses on the alleged illegality of accusations and trials. The emperor's legal position and authority, the evolution of the so-called extraordinary jurisdiction and the role of the Roman senate are taken into consideration while examining the issue. The paper also addresses the question of the value of Roman citizenship face to face with the protection of the imperial maiestas. Attention is paid to the relationship between the protection of the maiestas populi Romani and the maiestas of the emperor, his (divine) predecessors and his family.
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