Stuprum


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STUPRUM, civ. law. The criminal sexual intercourse which took place between a man and a single woman, maid or widow, who before lived honestly. Inst. 4, 18, 4; Dig. 48, 5, 6; Id. 50, 16, 101; 1 Bouv. Inst. Theolo. ps. 3, quaest. 2, art. 2, p. 252.

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As the wife of a prestigious member of Rome's nobility, Lucretia can--indeed, must--claim stuprum.
Si delictum admiserint contra sextum decalogi praeceptum cum minoribus infra aetatem sexdecim annorum, vel adulterium, stuprum, bestialitatem, sodomiam, lenocinium, incestum cum consanguineis aut affinibus in primo gradu exercuerint, suspendantur, infames declarentur, quolibet officio, beneficio, dignitate, munere, si quod habeant, priventur, et in casibus gravioribus deponantur>>.
Free youths and subordinate citizens were of course protected from unwanted or violent homosexual advances by laws about stuprum.
El presente articulo ofrece un analisis etimologico y lexicografico de los terminos crimen, scelus, stuprum, dolus y fraus, empleados en el contexto especifico de la pasion amorosa (ira amoris o furor amoris) en las obras Medea y Phaedra de Seneca.
Put stuprum into its verb form and you get the more familiar infinitive "to stup.
With a history dating back millennia to Hellenist paederastia and Roman stuprum, (6) the phallus has invariably signified masculinity in the Western imago.
The significance of legally recognized unions in moral legislation was underscored by the legal definition of stuprum and its consequences under law where, the unsanctioned sexual conduct of unmarried women and widows was punished.
The Decretum includes a specific reference to the sexual violation of boys, probably meaning young adolescents, covered under the heading De Stuprum Pueri.
14) For example: '"[r]ecourse should only be had to the infliction of pain on slaves when the criminal is [already] suspect, and is brought so close to being proved [guilty] by other evidence that the confession of his slaves appears to be the only thing lacking'" (Ulpian); (15) "[a] person who has made a confession on his own account shall not be tortured in a capital case affecting others" (Modestinus); (16) "in a case of stuprum [(unchastity)], slaves are not [to be] tortured [to give evidence] against their master" (Papinian); (17) interrogations under torture were not to be requested in every case, but only if a capital or more serious crime could not be vindicated and investigated in any way other than by torturing slaves (Paul).
This misspelling of stuprum suggests perhaps that the word was unfamiliar to the notary.
In Section III, I will further explore the central reason for the Roman identification of pederasty as an alien practice: not the younger partner's sex but his free-born status, because of which pederastic relationships constituted a traditionally disapproved behaviour often called stuprum.
Gellius Poplicola, who accused his son of stuprum with his stepmother; the son was acquitted however.