In the times when the Roman ethos was pure, there was no par­ti­cu­lar law against embezz­le­ment. When this crime began to appear, it was held to be so loath­some that being condem­ned to res­tore1 what one had taken was consi­de­red a great punish­ment, wit­ness the trial of L. Scipion.2

In simplum.

Livy, book XXXVIII.