21. PROPERTY OF PERSONS WHO BEFORE SENTENCE HAVE EITHER COMMITTED SUICIDE OR CORRUPTED THEIR ACCUSER
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BOOK FORTY-EIGHTIPROPERTYOF SUICIDES 371 their father. If there is a surviving son of the patron of that freedman, the imperial treasury has no claim on the share of the patron's son. 1. If the patron's son is excluded by the freedman's own children, it is better to say that the imperial treasury has no claim, because the freedman's children exclude the patron's son, while he in turn bars the imperial treasury. 2. There is no doubt that the patron's son, even if he does not seek bonomm possessio, excludes the imperial treasury from that share of the property of his father's freedman that is due to him. 3. The property of someone who is relegated can be confiscated by a specific sentence, but, however, his rights as against his freedmen are not taken from him except by order of the emperor. 4. If a father is condemned after giving a dowry for his daughter, the imperial treasury has no right to that dowry, even if the daughter later dies during her marriage, 9 CALLISTRATUS, Fiscal Law, book . . . :unless it is proved that the father had provided for his children out of fear of condemnation. 10 MACER,Criminal Proceedings, book . . . : Even if a father is condemned after promising a dowry for his daughter, her husband may claim it from the imperial treasury out of [the father's] property. 1. If the father is condemned after the dissolution of his daughter's marriage, then, if after [this] she gave him her consent to seek the return of the dowry, it is the imperial treasury that seeks it from the husband; if, however , she gave her consent before he was condemned, she herself has the claim for its return. 11 MARCIAN, Criminal Proceedings, book . . . :If a condemned person appeals and, while his appeal is pending, dies, his property is not confiscated;for in this case even a later will of his is valid. The position is the same even if his appeal has not been received. 1. A person charged with a crime other than treason can administer his property, lend money, and receive what is owed to him, if his debtors pay him in good faith; however, anything which he has fraudulently alienated is reclaimed after his condemnation. 21 PROPERTY OF PERSONS WHO BEFORE SENTENCE HAVE EITHER COMMITTED SUICIDE OR CORRUPTED THEIR ACCUSER 1 ULPIAN,Disputations, book 8: In capital charges, it has been decreed by the emperors that to have corrupted his opponent does not injure the person charged, but BOOK FORTY-EIGHT/PROPERTY OF SUICIDES 371 their father. If there is a surviving son of the patron of that freedman, the imperial treasury has no claim on the share of the patron's son. 1. If the patron's son is excluded by the freedman's own children, it is better to say that the imperial treasury has no claim, because the freedman's children exclude the patron's son, while he in turn bars the imperial treasury. 2. There is no doubt that the patron's son, even if he does not seek bonorum possessio, excludes the imperial treasury from that share of the property of his father's freedman that is due to him. 3. The property of someone who is relegated can be confiscated by a specific sentence, but, however, his rights as against his freedmen are not taken from him except by order of the emperor. 4. If a father is condemned after giving a dowry for his daughter, the imperial treasury has no right to that dowry, even if the daughter later dies during her marriage, 9 CALLISTRATUS, Fiscal Law, book . .. : unless it is proved that the father had provided for his children out of fear of condemnation. 10 MACER, Criminal Proceedings, book . .. : Even if a father is condemned after promising a dowry for his daughter, her husband may claim it from the imperial treasury out of [the father's] property. 1. If the father is condemned after the dissolution of his daughter's marriage, then, if after [this] she gave him her consent to seek the return of the dowry, it is the imperial treasury that seeks it from the husband; if, however , she gave her consent before he was condemned, she herself has the claim for its return. 11 MARCIAN, Criminal Proceedings, book . .. : If a condemned person appeals and, while his appeal is pending, dies, his property is not confiscated; for in this case even...