What was considered the traditional punishment for murdering a relative in the Roman Empire?

Answer: The convicted person was beaten with blood colored sticks, then sewn up in a sack with a dog, a rooster, a viper, and a monkey, and thrown into a deep sea. If there was no sea nearby, the sack would instead be thrown to a pack of wild beasts.

Source: A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities by J.C. Meckeown

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