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Bibil Identifier bibil:221094
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Crucifixion as Spectacle in Roman Campania
Author Cook, John Granger
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 54, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 68-100 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Four artifacts from ancient Campania illuminate Roman crucifixion: a notice in Pompeii announcing the execution of some individuals by crucifixion in Cumae during a gladiatorial spectacle; the lex Puteolana which regulated both the crucifixion at private expense of slaves and public crucifixions in that town; the lex Cumana which probably regulated crucifixion there; and a graffito in a taberna of Puteoli that appears to be the oldest surviving Roman portrayal of crucifixion in existence. This evidence provides those in the guild of New Testament studies with additional tools for understanding the scandalous nature of Paul’s gospel of the crucified Christ.
DOI 10.1163/156853611X589651
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Crucifixion
Pericopes Galatians 3,1
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