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It seems likely that only the king or his nominee decided what measures should
be brought before the centuriate Assembly, and that when this was done it could
only accept or (less likely) reject them without debate. In other words, the comitia
This was the Assembly of Roman citizens (comitia centuriata) which had received
its shape, it was said, from King Servius Tullius. However, this Assembly had
been weighted from the beginning so that the centuries of the well-to-do ...
For at the suggestion of his advisers he decided to short-circuit obstruction to his
bill by presenting it direct to the Assembly, without prior reference to the Senate.
This was not illegal, and not wholly without precedent: it had been done by ...
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