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7), decided capital trials (see No. THE COMITIA CENTURIATA 54), voted for peace or war, and enacted laws (see Nos. 8, 17). As the voting was by centuries it was heavily weighted in favor of the rich, as explained in No. 6. c. To Servius Tullius was also attributed the organization of the population into districts ("tribes"), of which there were originally twenty, the town being divided into four, and the surrounding country into sixteen. The country districts were gradually increased to thirty-one as Roman territory expanded, making a total of thirty-five tribes.

14. Dionysius of Halicarnassus, VI. 2 "LET there be peace between the Romans and all the Latin cities as long as the heavens and the earth shall remain where they are. Let them neither make war upon one another themselves nor bring in foreign enemies nor grant a safe passage to those who shall make war upon either. Let them assist one another, when warred upon, with all their forces, and let each have an equal share of the spoils and booty taken in their common wars. Let suits relating to private contracts be determined within ten days, and in the nation where the contract was made.

Sacer Mons THE SACRED MouNT, across the Arno a little beyond the third milestone, is so called because the plebs, when they seceded from the Fathers and created tribunes of the plebs to aid them, on their departure consecrated it to Jupiter. But a man is sacred when the people have condemned him for a crime. ) murder. " 12. Aulus Gel/ius, XIII. ) I FOUND the same point more fully explained in the twenty-first book of Varro's Human Affairs, and I give Varro's actual words on the question. "Among the magistrates some have the right of arrest, some that of summons, some neither.

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