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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 beyond that which the convener laid before it. Yet in actual
The admission of plebeians to the Senate could be at the most a rare exception,
so long as the lists of the House were made up at the untrammelled discretion of
patrician magistrates. This power, which Admission had originally been in the ...
This spirit of reasonableness appears both in the willingness of magistrates and
Comitia to follow the directions of the Senate, and in the discretion with which the
Senate avoided any set conflict on an issue on which the people had strong ...
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