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1. L. Sicinius Bellutus, the leader of the plebeians in their secession to the Sacred Mount in B. C. 494, which led to the institution of the office of tribune of the plebs. Sicinius was chosen one of the first tribunes, the original number of whom is variously stated in the ancient authorities (Liv. 2.32. 33, 3.54; Dionys. A. R. 6.45, 70, &c., 89; Ascon. in Cornel. p. 76, ed. Orelli; Niebuhr, Hist. of Rome, vol. i. p. 617.) Dionysius further relates (7.14) that Sicinius was plebeian aedile in B. C. 492, when he joined the tribune Sp. Icilius in attacking the senate on account of the dearness of provisions, and that he was elected tribune a second time in B. C. 491, on account of his vehement hostility to the patricians. The proceedings of his second tribunate are related at length by Dionysius (7.33-39).

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