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39. inter priorem dictaturam abdicatam novamque a Manlio initam ab tribunis velut per [p. 332] interregnum concilio plebis habito apparuit quae ex1 promulgatis plebi, quae latoribus gratiora essent. [2] nam de fenore atque agro rogationes iubebant, de plebeio consule antiquabant; et perfecta utraque res esset, ni tribuni se in omnia simul consulere plebem dixissent. [3] P. Manlius deinde dictator rem in causam plebis inclinavit C. Licinio, qui tribunus militum fuerat, magistro equitum de plebe dicto. id aegre patres passos accipio; [4] dictatorem propinqua cognatione Licini se apud patres excusare solitum, simul negantem magistri equitum maius quam tribuni consularis imperium esse.

[5] Licinius Sextiusque, cum tribunorum plebi creandorum indicta comitia essent, ita se gerere ut negando iam sibi velle continuari honorem acerrime accenderent ad id quod dissimulando petebant plebem: [6] nonum se annum iam velut in acie2 adversus optimates maximo privatim periculo, nullo publice emolumento stare. consenuisse iam secum et rogationes promulgatas et vim omnem tribuniciae potestatis. [7] primo intercessione collegarum in leges suas pugnatum esse, deinde ablegatione iuventutis ad Veliternum bellum, postremo dictatorium fulmen in [p. 334] se intentatum. [8] iam nec collegas nec bellum nec3 dictatorem obstare, quippe qui etiam omen plebeio consuli magistro4 equitum ex plebe dicendo dederit: se ipsam plebem et commoda morari sua. [9] liberam urbem ac forum a creditoribus, liberos agros ab iniustis possessoribus extemplo, si velit, habere posse. [10] quae munera quando tandem satis grato animo aestimaturos, si inter accipiendas de suis commodis rogationes spem honoris latoribus earum incidant? non esse modestiae populi Romani id postulare ut ipse fenore levetur et in agrum iniuria possessum a potentibus inducatur, per quos ea consecutus sit senes tribunicios non sine honore tantum sed etiam sine spe honoris relinquat. [11] proinde ipsi primum statuerent apud animos quid vellent deinde comitiis tribuniciis declararent voluntatem. si coniuncte5 ferre ab se promulgatas rogationes vellent, esse quod eosdem reficerent tribunos plebis; perlaturos enim quae promulgaverint; [12] sin quod cuique privatim opus sit id modo accipi velint, opus esse nihil invidiosa continuatione honoris; nec se tribunatum nec illos ea quae promulgata sint habituros.

1 A.U.C. 386

2 in acie UD3 Gronovius (1665): in aciem ω.

3 A.U.C. 386

4 magistro ω: magistrum u Häggström.

5 coniuncte (or -tae) ω: coniuxte HTDLA?: coniunctim ς drakenborch.

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