Ancient History Magazine 18

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In this issue we explore criminal activities, the impact on the victims, and the attempts of ancient governments to bring criminals to heel.

Crime and punishment

  • Rebecca Littlechilds, 'Christian persecutions - The myth of martyrdom'.
  • Duncan B. Campbell, 'Julia Restituta - Murdered for her necklace'.
  • Scott Forbes Crawford, 'Pirates of Cilicia - Reaving the Golden Sea'.
  • Hareth Al Bustani, 'To spite a face - Mutilation as punishment in the Byzantine Empire'.
  • Julie Wileman, 'Policing the Ancient world - Ancient gatekeepers to modern profession'.
  • Carole Raddato, 'Discover Olympos - A pirate town in Lycia'.


  • Sarah Berry, 'Saucy Romans - Date sauce for boiled ostrich'.
  • E.J.Taylor, 'Blood-soaked groves and primeval gods - Rome, the Druids and human sacrifice in ancient Britain'.
  • Erich B. Anderson, 'Human booty - Slavery in the Ancient Near East'.
  • Jona Lendering, 'Never enough evidence - Philostratus and the Damis source'.
  • Graham Sumner, 'Masada: aka The Antagonists (1981) - The Roman army on screen, part 11'.

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