The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0389 Wednesday, 23 February 2000.
From: Larry Weiss <
Date: Tuesday, 22 Feb 2000 12:37:27 -0500
Subject: 11.0375 Re: Pound of Flesh
Comment: Re: SHK 11.0375 Re: Pound of Flesh
Clifford Stetner quotes Nietzsche as saying:
> "... I consider it already a progress, proof of a freer, more
> generous, more Roman conception of law, when the Twelve Tables decreed
> that it made no difference how much or little, in such a case, the
> creditor cut out-si plus minusve secuerunt, ne fraude esto."
It is even fairer than that. The procedure-legis actio per manus
iniectionem-allowed all the debtor's creditors (not just the one who
initially brought the action) to get a piece. In most cases, however,
the creditors preferred the alternative remedy and just sold the debtor