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1 XL. The Latins and Italian allies] “Per homines nominis Latini, et socios Italicos.” “"The right of voting was not extended to all the Latin people till A.U.C. 664, and the Italian allies did not obtain it till some years afterward."” Kritzius. So that at this period, which was twenty years earlier, their influence could only be employed in an underhand way. Compare c. 42.
2 Marcus Scaurus] See c. 15. That he was appointed on this occasion, is an evident proof of his commanding influence.
3 But the investigation, notwithstanding, was conducted, etc.] “Sed quœstio exercita,” etc. Scaurus, it is probable, did what he could to mitigate the violence of the proceedings. Cicero, however, says that Caius Galba, a sacerdos, with four consulares, Bestia, Caius Cato, Albinus, and Opimius, were condemned and exiled by this law of Mamilius. See Brut., c. 34.
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