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The People of Pompeii Often Resorted to Vigilante Justice

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The People of Pompeii Often Resorted to Vigilante Justice

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Prior to its destruction, Pompeii was a city with rampant crime and ordinary citizens often resorted to extraordinary measures to protect themselves ? including taking the law into their own hands.

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The ancient Roman city of Pompeii is best known for the volcanic eruption that both buried and preserved it. Now, experts are reexamining a 2,000-year-old crime scene that suggests this was a city where the fear of death loomed long before Mount Vesuvius covered it in ash. Delve into a world of lawlessness, political intrigue, and underworld godfathers.

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