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1 An initial payment was reported at XXX. xliv. 4.
2 The quaestors melted up sample coins and the bullion proved to be 25 per cent. short in weight. This was due to the presence of base metal in the coins.
3 B.C. 199
4 The term praefectus was applied sometimes to a resident military governor, sometimes to a minor official sent by a provincial governor to administer affairs in individual communities, sometimes to an official designated to oversee civil and legal administration in a town. In Italy, communities so governed enjoyed only limited privileges. Probably a person of the last class is meant here.
5 Marcius, a centurion, assumed command of the Roman forces in Spain after the death of the two Scipios (Cicero, pro Balbo, 34), and in 206 B.C. concluded a treaty with the people of Gades (XXVIII. xxxvii. 10).
6 The act establishing each colony determined the number of colonists assigned. The burdens imposed upon a colony were proportioned to the legal, and not to the actual number of colonists.
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