Death of a public enemy: In 20 AD the Roman Senate had to decide about the confiscated estate of Cn. Calpurnius Piso pater who, accused of high treason, had taken his own life and left behind three children. The senate followed testamentary provisions by which the Roman aristocracy passed the family's estate down the male line, while disinheriting and paying off the daughters. The senate's decision de Cn. Pisone patre, preserved for us in a famous inscription, presents a didactic example of Roman family and inheritance law.