7. LEX JULIA ON VIS PRIVATA
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BOOK FORTY-EIGHT! VIS PRIVATA 331 danger [of his life]; my dearest Geminus, I would wish you to give him a hearing and, if you find these things have been thus committed, to pursue the matter with severity." 7 ULPIAN,Duties o f Proconsul, book 8: Also liable under the lex Julia on vis publica is anyone who, while holding imperium or office, puts to death or flogs a Roman citizen contrary to his [right of] appeal or orders any of the aforementioned things to be done, or puts [a yoke] on his neck so that he may be tortured. Again, so far as relates to ambassadors, pleaders, or those who accompany them, anyone who is proved to have beaten or done them an injury. 8 MAECIAN, Criminal Proceedings, book 5: It is provided in the lex Julia on vis publica that no one is to bind or hinder an accused so as to prevent his attending at Rome within the fixed period. 9 PAUL,Edict, book 7: We should understand the term "armed men" as meaning those who have not only weapons but also anything else which can inflict damage. 10 ULPIAN,Edict, book 68: Anyone who does something with malicious intent to hinder the safe exercise of justice or to hinder judges in the proper giving of judgment , or [to hinder] anyone holding office or power from giving decrees or orders or from acting as he has the right to do; anyone who by means of injuria extorts from someone against his will a promise in public or in private to give games or money; also anyone who with malicious intent is present with a weapon at an assembly or a place where judgment is to be given publicly. An exception is made for anyone who is allowed , for the purpose of hunting, to have men [equipped] to fight with wild beasts, and to have attendants for those purposes. 1. Also liable under this statute is he who after summoning men together commits vis, whereby someone is flogged or beaten, even if nobody is killed. 2. A person found guilty of vis publica is interdicted from fire and water. 11 PAUL,Views, book 5: Those who loot, break open, or storm the homes or country houses of others, if, indeed, they gathered an armed mob, receive capital punishment . 1. In the term "weapons" all objects from which injury can result to a man's health are included. 2. Persons who bear weapons for the purpose of protecting their own safety are not regarded as carrying them for the purpose of homicide. 12 PAUL,Senatus Consulturn Turpillianum, sole book: Those who impose new taxes are liable under the lex Julia on wis publica. LEX JULIA ON VIS PRIVATA 1 MARCIAN, Institutes, book 14: Under the lex Julia, one third of the property of anyone condemned for vis privata is to be confiscated, and it is laid down that he may not be a senator or decurion, nor hold any office, nor sit in that ordo, nor be a judge; and by senatus consultum he shall be deprived undoubtedly of all office as though BOOK FORTY-EIG HT / VIS PRIVATA 331 danger [of his life]; my dearest Geminus, I would wish you to give him a hearing and, if you find these things have been thus committed, to pursue the matter with severity." 7 ULPIAN, Duties ofProconsul, book 8: Also liable under the lex Julia on vis publica is anyone who, while holding imperium or office, puts to death or flogs a Roman citizen contrary to his [right of] appeal or orders any of the aforementioned things to be done, or puts [a yoke] on his neck so that he may be tortured. Again, so far as relates to ambassadors, pleaders, or those who accompany them, anyone who is proved to have beaten or done them an injury. 8 MAECIAN, Criminal Proceedings, book 5: It is provided in the lex Julia on vis publica that no one is to bind or hinder an accused so as to prevent his attending at Rome within the fixed period. 9 PAUL, Edict, book 7: We should understand the term "armed men" as meaning those who have not only weapons but also anything else which can inflict damage. 10 ULPIAN, Edict, book 68: Anyone who does something with malicious intent to hinder the safe exercise of justice or to hinder judges in the proper giving of judgment , or [to hinder] anyone holding office or...


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