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1 Apparently Cicero ridicules the idea of a “poulterer” and not the “celebrant” taking the auspices.
2 See this incident more fully described in Cic. N.D. ii. chap. 4.; cf. i. 17. 33. The prerogative century—or the one which voted first at the election—had its rogator, or president, who collected the votes; and the entire assembly, made up of all the electors voting by centuries, had its rogator, usually the consul who received the reports of the subordinate presidents.
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