6. LEX JULIA ON VIS PUBLICA
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330 BOOK FORTY-EIGFITI V I S PUBLICA 45 (44) PAPINIAN, Replies, book 4: Again, on the death of a mother-in-law, her son-inlaw may be charged with incest, as an adulterer [can be] after the death of the woman. LEX JULIA ON V I S PUBLICA 1 MARCIAN, Institutes, book 14: A man is liable under the lex Julia on vis publica on the grounds that he collects arms or weapons at his home or on his farm or at his country house beyond those customary for hunting or for a journey by land or sea. 2 SCAEVOLA, Rules, book 4: But those arms are excepted which someone has by way of trade or which come to him by inheritance. 3 MARCIAN,Institutes, book 14: Under the same heading come those who have entered into a conspiracy to raise a mob or a sedition or who keep either slaves or freemen under arms. 1. A man is also liable under the same statute if, being of full age, he appears in public with a missile weapon. 2. Under the same heading come those who, assembling seditiously in the most wicked manner, attack country houses and seize property with missile and hand weapons. 3. Also liable is the man who seizes anything from a fire, excepting building materials. 4. Furthermore, anyone who forcibly violates a boy or a woman or any other person is punished by the penalty of this statute. 5. Anyone who has been present at a fire with a sword or missile weapon for the purpose of robbery or of preventing the owner from rescuing his property is liable to the same penalty. 6. Also liable under this statute is anyone who with armed men expels someone having possession from his home, his farm, or his ship, or attacks him, 4 ULPIAN,Edict, book 59: or lends men for this purpose. 5 MARCIAN, Institutes, book 14: Also liable is anyone who in a gathering, assembly, mob, or sedition commits arson; or anyone who with malicious intent shuts a person up or besieges him; anyone who does anything to prevent a burial, to plunder or frustrate a funeral; or anyone who puts another under an obligation to him by force; for the law voids such an obligation. 1. If the matter at issue concerns both vis and possession or ownership, the deified Pius sent a rescript in Greek to the community of Thessaly that the question of vis should be investigated before that of the ownership of the thing; and he decreed also that the complaint concerning vis should be laid before that concerning the right of ownership or possession. 2. Anyone who has raped a single or married woman is punished by the extreme penalty, and even if the woman's father, moved by entreaties, forgives the injury done to him, yet a third party may still charge the guilty man outside the five-year limit, since the crime of rape exceeds the scope of the lex Julia on adulterers. 6 ULPIAN,Duties o f Proconsul, book 7: The deified Pius also wrote in a rescript that the person who forcibly abducted a freeborn boy was to be punished in these words: "I have ordered that there should be submitted a copy of the written charge given to me by Domitius Silvanus in the name of his uncle, Domitius Silvanus, having been moved by his complaint in which he indicated that his freeborn son, while still a boy, had been abducted and imprisoned, then flogged and tortured to the most severe 330 BOOK FORTY-EIGI-IT / VIS PUBLICA 45 (44) PAPINIAN, Replies, book 4: Again, on the death ofa mother-in-law, her son-inlaw may be charged with incest, as an adulterer [can be] after the death of the woman. 6 LEX JULIA ON VIS PUBLICA 1 MARCIAN, Institutes, book 14: A man is liable under the lex Julia on vis publica on the grounds that he collects arms or weapons at his home or on his farm or at his country house beyond those customary for hunting or for a journey by land or sea. 2 SCAEVOLA, Rules, book 4: But those arms are excepted which someone has by way of trade or which come to him by inheritance. 3 MARCIAN, Institutes, book 14: Under the same heading come those who have entered into a conspiracy to raise a mob or a sedition or who keep either slaves or freemen under arms. 1...