- John N. Lupia
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In Response to Ken Olson:
"What do you make of Quintilian Declamations 6.9?
"But bodies are cut down from crosses, executioners do not prevent
executed criminals from being buried, and pirates did no more than
throw the the corpse into the sea" (Sussman translation, p. 75).
The writer seems to be arguing from the position that it was normal to
allow burial of crucified criminals. "
Although I am abundantly pleased that you read Quintilian, I can only assume
Mr. Olson that you are kidding. Marcus Fabius Quintilianus (c. AD 35-c. 95)
wrote after changes were made when he was only two years old, as I specified
in my text. I am addressing the historical context of the actual
crucifixion, not a post AD 37 context.
Pax in Iesu Christo
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