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How did the Romans execute prisoners?


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2007-08-16 15:34:02
2007-08-16 15:34:02

Roman houses had one major support beam running through the centre of the roof. When a criminalw as charged with execution, this beam would be removed, making the house collapse. The criminal would then have to carry this beam of great weight to the site of execution. He would then be pinned on thsi single piece of wood (a stake). This was an effective way of torture. Asll the weight would be either on a persons hands, or his feet, meaning the nails would tear at flesh and causing great pain. His collapsed house would be look at with disgust by others and often be used as a publice levy to show such disgust

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Execute is already a verb because it is an action. As in "to execute something or someone". Other verbs are executes, executing and executed. Some example sentences are: "We will execute the prisoners". "He executes the new software". "We will be executing the prisoners at noon". "The troops executed the orders".

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It was not uncommon for rogue commanders to have prisoners executed. This was true for both sides of the conflict.

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If you mean "excuse" it means "pardon". If you mean "execute", it means "do" or "carry out". In the special case of prisoners sentenced to death, to execute them is to execute or carry out the sentence.

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It has two meanings: To do or perform. "Execute the Colonel's order." or "The lawyer asked us to execute the wills." To kill as a form of punishment. "The prisoners were executed by a firing squad."

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Execution was by beheading or crushed under the feet of an elephant.


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