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But the chief citadel of patrician ascendancy was the Senate. Under the
republican constitution, it is true, the Senate continued to be a merely
consultative body ; it could not meet save at the pleasure of a magistrate, nor
discuss any business ...
of provincials into the Senate. by Vespasian, and urbanised and Romanised
districts of the Latin-speaking West, in particular to Gallia Narbonensis and to
Hispania Baetica.' But they Admission gave a sufficiently strong lead to future
But the holders of this office had been divested of all executive power ; their last
effective function, the pre- sidence over the Senate, had been transferred at some
unknown date to the praefectus urbi, and their sole duty now was to give their ...
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