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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 ...
Under the standing rule by which ex-quaestors passed ex officio into the Senate,
this assembly now became in effect a co-opted body. Furthermore, Tiberius
definitely constituted the Senate into a The Senatt\ high criminal court of law.
But they Admission gave a sufficiently strong lead to future emperors to ensure
that their of pro- policy of widening the area of recruitment for the Senate should
be "tnfolhe cari"ied °n- Though Domitian's successors did not formally assume ...
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