y settled, Tullus chose it for the site of the king's house and from that time onwards resided there.
The chief men of the Albans he made senators, that this branch of the nation might grow too. Such were the Julii, the Servilii, the Quinctii, the Geganii, the Curiatii, and the Cloelii. He also built, as a consecrated place for the order he had enlarged, a senate-house, which continued to be called the Curia Hostilia as late as the time of our own fathers.When Clodius was murdered, in 52 B.C., the mob burnt his body in the Curia Hostilia, which caught fire and was destroyed.
And that all the orders might gain some strength from the new people, he enrolled ten squadrons of knightsEach squadron contained thirty men. The total number was, therefore, the same as that of the three centuries of Romulus. from among the Albans, and from the same source filled up the old legions and enlisted new ones.
Confiding in these forces, Tullus declared war on the Sabines, a nation