In ancient Rome they had no police force so wealthy people hired guards to protect them. Some guards got in fights with other family's guards. There were many ways to punish someone. People would also punish people who were christian
Prisoners sit in a prison and wait for their trial or awaiting to be executed, also the governor had a great latitude on how to punish non-citizens, and court decisions,will not be fair with the prisoners.
People would feed others to lions as a punishment crimes. The law was that no one could say a prayer to any god or man except for Darius himself for thirty days. Any one who breaks this will be thrown to the lions.
Jesus died on the cross because he was a Christian and people didn't like them because the didn't worship the gods and didn't take part in sacrifice like the king and others did.
Used by Romans as a way of punishment.Can kill someone.