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[22] So from that time the matter was referred to legal decision. 1 After many delays, and when much time had been wasted in that business, and nothing had been done, Naevius appeared before the judge.


1 Lit. “recognizances were entered into.” When the praetor had granted an action, the plaintiff required the defendant to give security for his appearance before the praetor on a stated day, commonly the day but one after the in jus vocatio.

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