Against this custom has written many skilled writers and great geniuses, that I dare not speak after them. I would like to say that it may be appropriate in despotic states, where whatever inspires fear is becoming one of the board of the springs; I would like to say that the Greeks and Romans ... slaves. But I hear the voice of nature crying out against menya.GLAVA XVIII On monetary and corporal punishment Our fathers, the Germans allowed only monetary penalties. These militant and free people believed that their blood should be shed only on the battlefield. The Japanese, on the other hand, reject this kind of punishment on the pretext that they do not affect the rich. But do the rich people are not afraid of losing their assets? Is monetary penalties may not be commensurate with the wealth? And finally, unless it is impossible to connect the punishment with shame?