Friday, May 06, 2011

RIP - Roman Insult Poet

Be It So Inscribed:
"If anyone publicly abuses another in a loud voice, or writes a poem for the purpose of insulting him, or if any person has sung or composed a song such as causes slander or insult to another person, he shall be beaten with a rod until he dies."
- excerpt from Table VIII of Roman Laws of the XII Tables (adopted 449 BC)

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