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1 Polybius (XXXII. xviii) calls him more exactly king of the Dalmatians.
2 B.C. 180
4 This college had charge of sacrificial feasts.
5 This Fulvius, who was not old enough to assume the dress of manhood (toga virilis), may have been the son of the M. Fulvius of xxx. 4 above.
6 The title indicates that he performed some of the religious duties originally belonging to the king.
7 Dolabella was not one of the duumvirs named in xxvi. 8 above, and a later election Livy may have omitted to mention.
8 This priesthood was incompatible with public office and with military duties.
9 Cf. XXXVII. Ii. 1-6 and the notes.
10 B.C. 180
11 An unfavourable omen —usually thunder or lightning — always caused the adjournment of an assembly. This assembly had met as a final court of appeal.
12 The colleges of pontiffs conducted a sort of preferential ballot. The pontifex maximus then selected the nominee, normally the one who had the largest number of votes. If he proved ineligible, as in this instance, the second was chosen, and so on.
13 Probably, though not certainly, the Flaccus who had just returned from Spain.
14 Only members of the college of pontiffs were eligible to election as pontifex maximus.
15 The Cumaeans were cives sine suffragio, and such communities were, it seems, allowed to use Latin officially only by special action. Their native language had become Oscan.
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