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In deference to this demand the patricians eventually appointed a commission of
ten men to reduce the existing customary law, both public and Codifica- private,
into definite and permanent shape (451). The precise circum- '""• of u* stances ...
restraint on patrician magistrates ; nay more, it gave the plebeians an instrument
for extorting full political equality with the patricians, once their wakening sense of
power should prompt them to make this claim. NOTES 1 Bcloch, Romische ...
of the first ciass were not the preserve of the patricians — these were for the most
part enrolled in the centuries of the Equites — , but of the more prosperous
yeomen, whose sympathies did not ordinarily go with the nobility.1* Under the
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