Corruption In Ancient Rome

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Hence most scholars believe that corruption is the only government official acts of abuse of power In recent years, the extension of corruption has continued to expand. The main body of corruption is no longer confined to the national institution. More subjects are included. For example “academic corruption” refers to the corruption in universities and research institutions. The forms of corruption include not only public officials’ personal gain behavior but also interest exchange process, such as nepotism, nonfeasance and disposal of public resources.
Corruption can be defined as breaking the rules pertaining to a certain office, it can be defined economically, and it can be defined as acting against general interest.
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Roman legislation was so effective that it is still the basis of the legal code of many countries. Despite Rome’s achievements, however, her legions were unable to conquer one insidious enemy: corruption. Finally, corruption hastened Rome’s downfall. When referring of corruption, many other related ideas come to mind. for instance: bribery, fraud, dishonesty, lack of integrity, underhandedness, unfair play, injustice, lies, greed, etc. Corruption takes on many forms and shades. from a Biblical perspective itn is HUGELY condemned.. Proverbs 17:23 says: “A wicked man accepts a bribe behind the back to pervert the ways of justice.” Hosea 7:1 writes: “When I would heal Israel, the corruption of Ephraim is revealed, and the wicked deeds of Samaria; for they deal falsely, the…show more content…
Paul Tan Chee Ing, S.J, he outlines that “The word corruption, which comes from the Latin word corruption, is used in the Latin Vulgate Bible for original sin of Adam and Eve. They deviated from what God had planned for them because they were lured by the temptation that Satan put before them: ”…you will be like gods.” (Gen 3:5) God created human beings in His image and likeness (Gen 1:26-27), i.e., to love as God loves (1 Jn 4:16) which is expressed through service – “I have come to serve and not to be served” said Jesus (Mt 20:28) – and by so doing be happy. Paradise in which Adam and Eve lived was the expression of this happiness and harmony. But they turned away from what they were supposed to be (the intent of God for them) because they wanted power to be like God. Instead of service in love they wanted power to dominate just as Satan and his angels wanted to be like God and refused to obey God. Adam and Eve fell as Satan and his angels plummeted from the heavens hence, the word corruption comes from the Latin root words cor, which means ‘altogether’, and rumpere which means
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