CRIMINAL TRIAL IN FRONT OF THE ROMAN SENATE DURING THE REIGN OF TIBERIUS

  • Dimitar Apasiev

Abstract

The changes in the social-economic and state structure of Rome, carried


out at the time of the Principal (1st century BC – 3rd century AD), i.e. at the


transition from republican to monarchial state order, inevitably reflected


on the Roman criminal justice. Indeed, at this initial time of the so-called


Roman classical law, the remains of the former cognition procedure still


existed and dominated the so-called Quaestiones perpetuae or


Quaestiones ordinariae (jury courts), but, despite this, in the early period


of the Empire, new forms of criminal courts were introduced. In this paper,


due to the limited available space, we will focus mainly on organization


and jurisdiction of the Roman Senate – as aristocratic state body of the


nobility, and the trials that took place in front of it in this turbulent period


of Roman state and legal history, with particular regard to the rule of the


second emperor Tiberius (ruled 14–37 AD).

Published
May 21, 2019
How to Cite
APASIEV, Dimitar. CRIMINAL TRIAL IN FRONT OF THE ROMAN SENATE DURING THE REIGN OF TIBERIUS. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference "Social Changes in the Global World", [S.l.], v. 1, n. 5, p. 261-279, may 2019. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/scgw/article/view/2935>. Date accessed: 15 aug. 2020.