From the Gaulish Invasion to the End of the First Punic War Volume 2

From the Gaulish Invasion to the End of the First Punic War Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...whole people, how could he be unfit to direct their worship?" The question, in fact, could not but be carried; some of "Livy, X. 7. the tribunes were at first engaged to interpose their negative, but the general feeling obliged them to forbear, and the Ogulnian bill became a law. The pontifices, who were then four in number, elected accordingly four commoners to complete their college to eight, or, including their head, the pontifex maximus, to nine. And the augurs, who were also four, elected five commoners to raise their college to the same number of nine, on the notion that each of the original tribes of Rome, the Ramnenses, the Titienses, and the Luceres, was to be represented by an equal number of the public ministers of religion. It seems that tho new appointments were fairly and wisely made; P. Decius himself," and P. Sempronius Sophus, who had been both consuls and censors, were two of the new pontifices; and amongst the augurs, besides T. Publilius, C. Genucius, and C. Marcius, all of them members of the most eminent families of the commons, we find the name of P. iElius Paetus, a man of no great political or military distinction, but who probably showed a remarkable fondness for the study of the pontifical and augural discipline, inasmuch as we find an unusual number of his descendants" filling the offices of pontifex and augur, as if those sacred duties were almost the hereditary calling of their race and name. The Vak-In the same year " M. Valerius, one of the consuls, re-enacted, re-enacted for the third time the famous law which bore the name of his family, and which was in fact, the Roman law of trial by jury, as it permitted every citizen to appeal from the sentence of a magistrate in capital cases to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236605330
  • 9781236605337