The Tortured Secutor

The Tortured Secutor Author Jardonn Smith
ISBN-10 1934625337
Year 2007-11
Pages 145
Language en
Publisher
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In third century Rome, being a freedman doesn't exempt you from punishment, even when you've done nothing wrong. This is the story of a gladiator granted his freedom by an Emperor, only to be caught up in the web of a treacherous patrician whose wife has been murdered. He abducts the gladiator and tortures him - only to discover that some men will not talk, whether they know the answer or not. Powerful forces are at work. But can one strong man hold out long enought for the good to put their plan into action?

The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life

The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life Author Charles Arminjon
ISBN-10 9781933184388
Year 2008
Pages 310
Language en
Publisher Sophia Institute Press
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Mystery book on 'End Times' reappears. This marvelous book will show you how to read the signs of the times and prepare you to bear yourself as a Christian no matter what the future holds. "Reading this book was one of the greatest graces of my life " St. Therese of Lisieux

Liquid Delights

Liquid Delights Author Jardonn Smith
ISBN-10 1887895477
Year 2007-01
Pages 157
Language en
Publisher
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Two erotic tales of gay men who are turned on by liquid play. In Coming Harvest, Harold Macklin is a man tormented by nightly dreams of abduction, liquid-filled tubes and experimentations upon his defenseless body. The mystery drives him to madness, until his male companion and therapist comes to the rescue... And in Country Club Swim, two young men are enjoying their last holiday before college. They sneak into a country-club swimming pool for a night-time skinny dip, but discover there are other things to do in the water as well...

The Australian Magistrate

The Australian Magistrate Author William Hattam Wilkinson
ISBN-10 1289355681
Year 2013-09
Pages 316
Language en
Publisher Gale, Making of Modern Law
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The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative and International Law, 1600-1926, brings together foreign, comparative, and international titles in a single resource. Its International Law component features works of some of the great legal theorists, including Gentili, Grotius, Selden, Zouche, Pufendorf, Bijnkershoek, Wolff, Vattel, Martens, Mackintosh, Wheaton, among others. The materials in this archive are drawn from three world-class American law libraries: the Yale Law Library, the George Washington University Law Library, and the Columbia Law Library.Now for the first time, these high-quality digital scans of original works are available via print-on-demand, making them readily accessible to libraries, students, independent scholars, and readers of all ages.+++++++++++++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: +++++++++++++++Yale Law LibraryLP3Y044200118760101The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, 1600-1926Sydney: Thomas Richards, 1876xli, 592, 129, xxvi p.: ill., forms; 23 cmAustralia

Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome

Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome Author Donald G. Kyle
ISBN-10 9781134862719
Year 2012-11-12
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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The elaborate and inventive slaughter of humans and animals in the arena fed an insatiable desire for violent spectacle among the Roman people. Donald G. Kyle combines the words of ancient authors with current scholarly research and cross-cultural perspectives, as he explores * the origins and historical development of the games * who the victims were and why they were chosen * how the Romans disposed of the thousands of resulting corpses * the complex religious and ritual aspects of institutionalised violence * the particularly savage treatment given to defiant Christians. This lively and original work provides compelling, sometimes controversial, perspectives on the bloody entertainments of ancient Rome, which continue to fascinate us to this day.

Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome Author O. F. Robinson
ISBN-10 9781134844937
Year 2003-08-27
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Rome was a huge city. Running it required not only public works and services but also specialised law. This innovative work traces the development of that law and system in the main areas of administration. The book incorporates and develops previous historical and topographical works by relating their findings to the Roman legal framework, building up a portrait of public administration, unusually comprehensive for the ancient world.

The Chronicles of Newgate Complete

The Chronicles of Newgate  Complete Author Arthur George Frederick Griffiths
ISBN-10 9781465604163
Year 2015-09-16
Pages
Language en
Publisher Library of Alexandria
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IN antiquity and varied interest Newgate prison yields to no place of durance in the world. A gaol has stood on this same site for almost a thousand years. The first prison was nearly as old as the Tower of London, and much older than the Bastille. Hundreds of thousands of Òfelons and trespassersÓ have from first to last been incarcerated within. To many it must have been an abode of sorrow, suffering, and unspeakable woe, a kind of terrestrial inferno, to enter which was to abandon every hope.Imprisonment was often lightly and capriciously inflicted in days before our liberties were fully won, and innumerable victims of tyranny and oppression have been lodged in Newgate. Political troubles also sent their quota. The gaol was the halfway-house to the scaffold or the gallows for turbulent or short-sighted persons who espoused the losing side; it was the starting-place for that painful pilgrimage to the pillory or whipping-post which was too frequently the punishment for rashly uttered libels and philippics against constituted power. Newgate, again, was on the high road to Smithfield; in times of intolerance and fierce religious dissensions numbers of devoted martyrs went thence to suffer for conscienceÕ sake at the stake. For centuries a large section of the permanent population of Newgate, as of all gaols, consisted of offenders against commercial laws. While fraudulent bankrupts were hanged, others more unfortunate than criminal were clapped into gaol to linger out their lives without the chance of earning the funds by which alone freedom could be recovered. Debtors of all degrees were condemned to languish for years in prison, often for the most paltry sums. The perfectly innocent were also detained. Gaol deliveries were rare, and the boon of arraignment and fair trial was strangely and unjustly withheld, while even those acquitted in open court were often haled back to prison because they were unable to discharge the gaolerÕs illegal fees. The condition of the prisoners in Newgate was long most deplorable. They were but scantily supplied with the commonest necessaries of life. Light scarcely penetrated their dark and loathsome dungeons; no breath of fresh air sweetened the fetid atmosphere they breathed; that they enjoyed the luxury of water was due to the munificence of a Lord Mayor. Their daily subsistence was most precarious. Food, clothing, fuel were doled out in limited quantities as charitable gifts; occasionally prosperous citizens bequeathed small legacies to be expended in the same articles of supply. These bare prison allowances were further eked out by the chance seizures in the markets; by bread forfeited as inferior or of light weight, and meat declared unfit to be publicly sold. All classes and categories of prisoners were herded indiscriminately together: men and women, tried and untried, upright but misguided zealots with hardened habitual offenders. The only principle of classification was a prisonerÕs ability or otherwise to pay certain fees; money could purchase the squalid comfort of the masterÕs side, but no immunity from the baleful companionship of felons equally well furnished with funds and no less anxious to escape the awful horror of the common side of the gaol. The weight of the chains, again, which, till quite recently, innocent and guilty alike wore, depended upon the price a prisoner could pay for Òeasement of irons,Ó and it was a common practice to overload a new-comer with enormous fetters and so terrify him into lavish disbursement. The gaol at all times was so hideously overcrowded that plague and pestilence perpetually ravaged it, and the deadly infection often spread into the neighbouring courts of law.

The Foucault Reader

The Foucault Reader Author Michel Foucault
ISBN-10 9780394713403
Year 1984
Pages 390
Language en
Publisher Pantheon
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Gathers selections from the writings of the modern French philosopher about truth, knowledge, madness, science, sexuality, politics, and ethics