State officials and illicit asset-grabbing: The Roman approach

A. Apsitis, Jānis Joksts

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he article reflects author's findings regarding the regulation found in Roman legal sources, which is directed against corruptive activities of persons in public state positions, in particular in relation to unlawful seizure of assets belonging to citizens. Legal mechanisms are examined in relation to cases of force (vis-Latin) and fear (metus-Latin) application. The Code of Justinian (Codex Iustinianus) and The Digest (Digesta) contained regulation in relation to interpretation and application of The Julian Law on Extortion (Lex Iulia repetundarum, 59 B.C.) in cases of all types of extortion and bribery with the involvement of public office administering persons, including judges and arbitrators, are examined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSHS Web of Conferences
Subtitle of host publication6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE
EditorsU. Berkis, L. Vilka
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare": Living in the World of Diversity: Social Transformations. Innovations. Solutions - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 23 Nov 201625 Nov 2016
Conference number: 6

Publication series

NameSHS Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2261-2424


Conference6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare"


  • Roman law
  • Ancient Rome
  • asset-grabbing

Field of Science*

  • 5.5 Law

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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