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Fw: Crucifixion? was( RE: torture in England (was questions)
Poster: "Xavier de Lyon" <XavierDeLyon@mindspring.com>
>I was raised to believe that crucifiction may have been common practice
>against Catholics for a time (especially most of the apostles) but that
>crucifiction upside down was not common practice.
According to this quote it was common practice.
"One of Nero's friends, the writer Seneca, records in a letter that he had
seen criminals being crucified upside down at around the time of Peter's
alleged execution. "
Consolatio ad Marciam 20.
Whether or not the quote is accurate is another story.
I have not seen the primary source only seen it cited as a reference on a
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