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Publilius, Volĕro

A tribune of the plebs, B.C. 472, and again 471, who effected an important change in the Roman constitution. In virtue of the laws which he proposed, the tribunes of the plebs and the aediles were elected by the Comitia Tributa, instead of by the Comitia Centuriata, as had previously been the case, and the tribes obtained the power of deliberating and determining in all matters affecting the whole nation, and not such only as concerned the plebs. Some say that the number of the tribunes was now for the first time raised to five, having been only two previously.

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