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A: Alan Ayckbourn Pf: 1978, Scarborough Pb: 1979 G: Com. in ...

Adultery in Ancient Greek Law

Adultery in Ancient Greek Law   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
3,182 words

...which consisted of anally raping the culprit with a radish. Some sources mention also a practice that consisted in anally raping him with a mullet, a particularly spiny fish. Other scholars, however, think that references to such practices (mainly from comedy) are only literary jokes, not real punishments. In other words, they claim that the texts do not warrant our considering these practices actual social customs (debate in D. Cohen 1985 , 385–387; Roy 1991 , 73–76; Carey 1993 , 53 ff.). The debate is irrelevant from a legal point of view because these...

Sotelo, Eduardo

Sotelo, Eduardo (1972)   Reference library

Beth Baker

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law
Length:
518 words

...Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago, New York, and other cities. It became the single most listened to morning radio show in the United States. Like most popular radio DJs, Sotelo employed a mixture of jokes, prank calls, commentary, interviews, and music, in particular regional Mexican music, in his shows. The jokes were rarely political, but Sotelo’s commentary and interviews became increasingly political, exposing listeners to important debates about immigration and other topics. Sotelo was active in promoting the 25 March 2006 ...

Theology of Law

Theology of Law   Reference library

Joel N. Lohr, Thomas Kazen, and Jonathan Wyn Schofer

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Religion, Law
Length:
24,573 words

...among systematic accounts, but to many contextually specific teachings. Of course the same might be said also for a theology of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament or of the New Testament. We have to assess, then, whether or not a given passage is serious or parody, sincere or joking, literal or figurative: In what sense did the rabbis believe or adhere to their theological statements, particularly regarding God’s miracles in the world (both in biblical times and in the rabbis’ present) and God’s body, emotions, and actions? If we assert that all ancient...

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