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Since admission to the ranks of the nobiles depended on election to the
consulship, it always remained theoretically possible for a novus homo to gain
entrance into them, but in actual fact the " nobility " became as much of a closed
caste as ...
Disdaining to ingratiate himself with the Rivalry inner ring of the nobility,
Cornelius Sulla had had to wait long for bctweon the consulship which he
assumed at last in 88, and his eventual v".j"// promotion over the head of Marius
was not an act ...
But this subtle intrigue was unmasked by Cicero soon after his accession to the
consulship,1s and the bill was withdrawn before it was put to the vote. After this
last rebuff Crassus made no further attempt to insure himself against Pompey.
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THE EARLY INHABITANTS OF ITALY
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