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II Index Of Latin Terms

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This index section presents list of Latin terms that occur in this book Kakos . The book illustrates the anxieties provoked even today by the rhetorical power of an element in the lexicon as underdetermined as we are claiming is the case for Greek kakos: in the U.S., this anxiety has led to an attempt to develop a ?depravity scale?. In U.S. law, the question of whether the way in which a crime was executed constitutes an aggravating factor is important for determining the ensuing punishment: it may make the difference between a life prison sentence or the death penalty.

Keywords: death penalty; Greek kakos; U.S. law



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