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Furtum and manus/potestas

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The nature of furtum has been subjected to various interpretations, often with the assumption that this delict changed in nature between the Twelve Tables and end of the 2nd century A.D. It is submitted here that the delict was originally an intrusion upon the power (manus, potestas, dominium) of the pater familias and in its most acute form (furtum manifestum) punished with a religious sanction, viz. treating the fur as sacer. The same sanction is found in the Twelve Tables for other delicts...

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10.1163/15718190-08134P06

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Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers
Journal:
Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis
Volume:
81
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
465-506
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1571-8190
ISSN:
0040-7585
Source identifiers:
463683
Language:
English
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2014-09-17

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