11. EXTRAORDINARY CRIMES
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BOOK FORTY-SEVENIEXTRAORDINARY CRIMES EXTRAORDINARY CRIMES 1 PAUL,Views, book 5: Those who intrude upon or disturb the marriage of others, even if they cannot be charged with a particular crime, are punished by extraordinary process by reason of their proclivity for base desires. 1. It is an affront contrary to sound morals when a person showers another with excrement, smears him with mud and filth, defiles waters, water pipes, or a lake, or contaminates anything to the detriment of the public; against such persons, stem action is taken. 2. One who persuades a boy, abducted by himself or by a corrupt attendant, into indecency or who solicits a woman or girl or does anything for the purpose of impurity or who offers a gift or a reward whereby to induce indecency will, if the offense be complete, suffer capital punishment; if it be not fully effected, he is deported to an island. Corrupt attendants undergo the supreme penalty. 2 ULPIAN,Opinions, book 4: Not even veterans are allowed to form illegal gatherings under the guise of religion or of fulfillingsome vow. 3 ULPIAN,Adultery, book 3: Swindling and actions for despoiling an inheritance are dealt with by process on indictment; but these are not public prosecutions. 4 MARCIAN, Rules, book 1: In a rescript, the deified Severus and Antoninus (Caracalla ) said that a woman who procured an abortion for herself should be sent into temporary exile by the governor; for it would appear shameful that she could with impunity deprive her husband of children. 5 ULPIAN,Duties o f Proconsul, book 5: Apart from the action for making a slave worse which lies under the standing edict against one through whose instigation a slave is found to have fled to the emperor's statue to bring his master into disrepute, such a man will be severely dealt with. 6 ULPIAN,Duties o f Proconsul, book 8: In particular, forestallers and regraters, speculators generally, interfere with and disturb the corn supply, and a check is put upon their avarice both by imperial instructions and by enactments. By imperial instruction , it is provided: "You must further ensure that forestallers and regraters, speculators generally, indulge in no commerce and that the corn supply is not incommoded either by those who hold back what they have bought or by the more affluent who do not wish to sell their wares at a fair price because they anticipate that the next harvest will be less fruitful." The penalties for such persons are varied; for, generally, if they be merchants, they are only banned from trading or, in some cases, relegated to an island, while those of the lower ,orders are.condemned to forced labor. 1. The price of corn is also affected by false measures, concerning which the deified Trajan issued an edict whereby he imposed upon those who used them the penalty of the lex Cornelia, just as if, under the statute on wills, a person were condemned because he wrote, sealed or read aloud a will which was false. 2. The deified Hadrian, again, relegated to an island one who used false measures. 7 ULPIAN,Duties o f Proconsul, book 9: Cut-purses who, exercising forbidden skills in respect of purses, purloin part therein and abstract part and those styled embezzlers , that is, those who direct themselves to another's coffers with a view to theft, 298 BOOK FORTY-SEVEN IEXTRAORDINARY CRIMES 11 EXTRAORDINARY CRIMES 1 PAUL, Views, book 5: Those who intrude upon or disturb the marriage of others, even if they cannot be charged with a particular crime, are punished by extraordinary process by reason of their proclivity for base desires. 1. It is an affront contrary to sound morals when a person showers another with excrement, smears him with mud and filth, defiles waters, water pipes, or a lake, or contaminates anything to the detriment of the public; against such persons, stern action is taken. 2. One who persuades a boy, abducted by himself or by a corrupt attendant, into indecency or who solicits a woman or girl or does anything for the purpose of impurity or who offers a gift or a reward whereby to induce indecency will, if the offense be complete, suffer capital punishment; if it be not fully effected, he is deported to an island. Corrupt attendants undergo the supreme penalty. 2 ULPIAN, Opinions, book 4: Not even veterans are allowed to form illegal gatherings under the guise of religion or of fulfilling some vow...


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