10. TIB. AEMILIUS TIB. F. TIB. N. MAMERCINUS, consul B. C. 339 with Q. Publilius Philo. Aemilius, invested his colleague with the dictatorship, for the purpose of depriving the curiae of a great part of their power. (See Dict. of Ant. s. v. Publiliae Leges.
) Livy attributes the appointment of Publilius by Aemilius to disappointment on the part of the latter, who had been refused a triumph by the senate; but respecting the real reason for this step, see Niebuhr, Hist. of Rome,
vol. iii. p. 146, &c. (Liv. 8.12