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Volume VIII, Number 3 | summer 2015

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After serving a three-month prison sentence in 1927 for oltraggio, the crime of uttering insults against public figures, Italian workman Aristido Beccatti owed a 300-lire fine. Upon being told of the situation, Benito Mussolini, the insulted public figure, sent Beccatti a 500-lire check.

They say that gifts persuade even the gods. 

- Euripides, 431 BC

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