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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 ...
After the Second Punic War it brought back into operation the fourth-century law
prescribing a ten years' interval between two successive tenures of the
consulship, and in 180 it procured the enactment of a general regulating act, the
Lex Villia ...
But this subtle intrigue was unmasked by Cicero soon after his accession to the
consulship,15 and the bill was withdrawn before it was put to the vote.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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