31 BC - AD 20 

( Johnson, Coleman-Norton & Bourne, Ancient Roman Statutes, Austin, 1961, pp. 128-129, n. 152/I ).


   . . . Whatever penalties for the violation of tombs are prescribed and provided by the law of Roman citizens to be paid to the Roman people, it shall be lawful that these same penalties shall be paid to the colonists of this colony . . . and if any of those persons who each year perform the sacrifices for the worship of the dead are condemned on this account before the magistrates of this colony, the magistrates shall provide that the sum of money for which the offender is condemned shall be granted and assigned to this colony.
   That which it is proper by this law for a person to do he shall do and perform, and no one maliciously shall do or perform anything contrary to this law. If anyone with malice aforethought does or performs anything contrary to this law he shall be liable to a penalty of 1,000,000 sesterces and any magistrate so minded shall have the right to sue for this sum . . . and it shall be lawful for him to sue for this sum by a suit for the people or to assign it as consecrated money.
   If anyone because of this law performs anything in violation of other laws or because of this law fails to perform anything . . . which by other laws it is proper for him to perform, such act or such failure to act shall not subject him to any prejudice, fine, or penalty.
   No one shall annul, shall amend, or shall take anything from this law, insofar as anything in it is not done contrary to the public laws of the Roman people . . . or to the order of the Senate of the Roman people. It is not the intent of this law that anything otherwise shall be sanctioned in this law . . .