hey would take from you, were it possible, a part of this daylight.
That you breathe, that you speak, that you have the shape of men, fills them with resentment. Nay, they assert, if you please, that it is sinning against Heaven to elect a plebeian consul. Tell me, if we are not admitted to consult the FastiDies fasti were the days on which it was lawful to pronounce judgment. Fasti often means, as here, the calendar kept by the pontiffs on which such days were marked. It was not until 304 B.C., when Cn. Flavius posted a list of them in the Forum (ix. xlvi. 5), that the plebeians could know with certainty when they fell. or the Commentaries of the Pontiffs,Minutes of the proceedings of the pontifical college. They probably furnished guidance regarding ceremonies. are weB.C. 445 therefore ignorant of what all men, even foreigners, know, viz. that the consuls succeeded to the place of the kings, and possess no jot nor tittle of right or dignity that belonged not to the kings before?