#3 Finders Keepers?

Gaius explores a case of theft-by-finding.

Dear Gaius,

I was out shopping for a new chariot earlier and I found a pouch containing 20 sesterces (HS 20) just lying on the floor. I picked it up and took it home, but I think some bystanders saw me. I’m an honest bloke really. What should I do?

Gaius Appuleius Diocles.

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#2 The Unfaithful Peacock, Part II

The peacock saga continues: is Claudia’s neighbour liable for theft?

Dear Gaius,

Thank you for your reply (responsum). I’m sad that the peacock is no longer mine. I feel like I’ve been unfairly treated by my surly neighbour –¬†after all, it was his fault the peacock ran away in the first place. Is there anything I can do?

Claudia Metella.

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