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C. " 8. Cicero, de Republica, ll. 53-56 h WAS the same man, who in this respect preeminently deserved the name of Publicola, who carried in favor of the people the first law received in the comitia centuriata, that no magistrate should sentence to death or scourging a Roman citizen who appealed from his authority to the people. The pontifical books attest that the right of appeal had existed even against the decision of the kings; our augural books affirm the same thing. The Twelve Tables prove, by a multitude of laws, that there was a right of appeal from every judgment and penalty.

20. Livy, IV. 2 THE NEXT coNsuLs were Marcus Genucius and Gaius Curtius. Their year was stormy at home and abroad. At the beginning of the year Gaius Canuleius, tribune of the plebs, moved a bill about intermarriage between patricians and plebeians. The patricians thought that their blood would be defiled and the rights of their families disturbed. It was further hinted by the tribunes that it should be made legal for one of the consuls to be from the plebs, and the matter was carried so far that nine tribunes promulgated a bill that the people should have the power of electing consuls from the patricians or the plebs as they preferred.

S-6, 31. The auspices (see Nos. 20, 95), the power of ascertaining the will of the gods before any public act, normally resided in the higher magistrates, but in default of them were deemed to revert to the general body of the patres, who passed them on to the interrex. 2. Cicero, de domo sua, 38 IN THIS way the Roman people will soon have neither a rex sacrorum nor fiamines nor Salii, nor half the remaining priests, nor persons to confirm the comitia centuriata and curiata; and the THE LEX CURIATA DE IMPERIO auspices of the Roman people, if patnc1an magistrates have not been created, will inevitably perish, since there will be no interrex, because he must himself be a patrician and be put forward by the patricians.

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