A dissertation on the statutes of the cities of Italy; and a translation of the pleading of Prospero Farinacio in defence of Beatrice Cenci

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Richards and Co., 1838
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Page 23 - DEFENCE OF BEATRICE CENCI. [Many of the cities of Italy under a single ruler in Dante's day] IN most of the Italian republics democracy, oligarchy, and tyranny succeeded each other alternately. In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries the two latter preponderated greatly throughout Italy. The government of a single lord, usually a successful party leader or adventurer, was, however, very prevalent at a much earlier period, for Dante (Purg. 1. 6) says, Che le citta d' Italia tutte piene Son di tiranni,...
Page 106 - Neque leges neque senatus consulta ita scribi possunt, ut omnes casus qui quandoque inciderint comprehendantur, sed sufficit ea quae plerumque accidunt contineri.
Page 106 - Nemo iudex vel arbiter existimet neque consultationes quas non rite iudicatas esse putaverit sequendum, et multo magis sententias eminentissimorum praefectorum, vel aliorum procerum; non enim si quid non bene dirimatur, hoc et in aliorum iudicum vitium extendi oportet, cum non exemplis sed legibus iudicandum sit.
Page 110 - Dig. l, 4: in rebus novis constituendis evidens esse utilitas debet, ut recedatur ab eo iure quod diu aequum visum est.
Page 109 - Non omnes (auctores juris) in omnia, sed certi per certa meliores vel deteriores inveniuntur; sed neque ex multitudine auctorum quod melius et aequius est judicatote, cum possit unius forsitan et deterioris sententia et multas et majores in aliqua parte superare.
Page 109 - Si de interpretatione legis quaeratur, in primis inspiciendum est quo jure civitas retro in ejusmodi casibus usa fuisset: optima enim est legum interpres...
Page 79 - Paralip., we read of Cyane, who stabbed with a sword her father Cyamnus because he had debauched her, and of Medullina, who, having been violated by her father Aruntius while he was intoxicated, put him to death; and in Cicero, pro Milone, of Orestes who had killed his mother for her crimes, and was first condemned by half the number of his judges, but was finally acquitted by Minerva.
Page 78 - Therefore much more is the paternal quality and privilege forfeited by a father who attempts the chastity of his daughter, for by that outrage he makes himself not her father, and shows himself not to be truly her father, as it is argued by (/') Albericus, who is followed and vouched by Marsil, on the L.
Page 107 - Scire leges non hoc est verba earum tenere, sed vim et potestatem.

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