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1 The magistrate who presided at the elections was naturally in a position to influence the voters by his attitude towards the various candidates.
2 L. Aemilius Paulus and M. Livius Salinator were consuls in 219 B.C. On the expiration of their term of office, Livius was tried and convicted by the people (XXVII. xxxiv. 3) for peculation in connexion with the war against Demetrius of Pharus (De viris illustr. 50), or unfair division of the spoil (Frontinus, Strategemata,iv. i. 45). In 207 B.C. he and his colleague in the consulship, Gaius Nero, defeated Hasdrubal near Sena Gallica, at the river Metaurus (XXVII. xl.-xlix.).
3 B.C. 217
4 Sc. between litigants both of whom were citizens.
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