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[42] For example is a ravisher to pay 10,000 sesterces1 because that is the penalty appointed by law, or is he liable to capital punishment as a murderer because his victim hanged himself? In such cases those who plead as if there were a question between two laws, are wrong: for there is no dispute about the fine of 10,000, since it is not claimed by the prosecution.

1 cp. IV. ii. 69.

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