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2. Q. Hortensius, dictator about B. C. 286 (Fasti). The commons, oppressed by debt, had broken out into sedition, and ended by seceding to the Janiculum. He was appointed dictator to remledy the evil, and for this purpose re-enacted the Lex Horatia-Valeria (of the year 446 B. C.), and the Lex Pubülia (B. C. 336), "ut quod plebs jussisset omnes Quirites teneret." (Plin. H. N. xvi. ' 37; cf. Liv. Epit. xi.) On the supposed difference of these three laws, see Niebuhr, R. H. vol. ii. p. 365, vol. iii. p. 418, &c. He passed another law, establishing the nundinae as dies fasti, and introducing the trinundinum as the necessary term beteen promulgating and proposing a lex centuriata. (Dict. of Antiq. s. v. Nundinae.

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