So I saw a picture that reminded me of the Italian opera, Pagliacci. Which then reminded me of why he was so sad. Which then made me look up the ancient Italian laws regarding adultery.
And so there you have it:
"If caught in the crime, the husband might kill them both with impunity…"
Wild. I love reading about stuff like this.
(via History of Italian Law: Volume I, Volume 1 By Carlo Calisse)