La lex Aquilia
no entra a contemplar los grados de responsabilidad psicologico-volitiva del damnans.
Their topics include Penelope's dowry and Odysseus' kingship, Drakon's homicide law, restrictions on the alienation of property in early Roman law, the coherence of the Lex Aquilia
, codification and canonization, and reflections on the law of homicide in the ancient world.
I begin in an odd place, which is the development of the Roman law of delict--a cross between tort and crime--that is set out in the lex Aquilia found in Book IX, Title 2 of Justinian's Institutes.
The most important influence on my own views on interpretation comes from what most people would regard as an eccentric or outlandish subject: the Roman law, whose interpretive methods are best revealed in the lex Aquilia, which has two key sentences.
`And so Celsus asks,(4) if you sow tares [lolium] or wild oats in another man's crops and spoil them, not only can the owner bring the interdict against damage caused secretly or by force, but he can proceed in factum under the lex Aquilia ...'
The lex Aquilia was the foundation of much of the Roman law of delict which English and American law call the law of tort.