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Under the Roman kings they were constituted as territorial divisions for the
recruitment of the citizen army (p. 59). As Roman territory expanded the number
of the tribus was increased from time to time. The curiae meeting in joint
The plenary power of the kings was reflected in their outward insignia. Like the
rulers of the Etruscan cities, they were clad in purple, rode in an ivory chariot (
sella curulis), and were attended by lictors bearing the fasces or bundles of rods
Lastly, the king made and declared the law. The rules of civic intercourse,
however, were regulated by use and wont rather than by statute, and it is
probable that the royal laws were mainly confined to the sphere of religious ritual.
The king's ...
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