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[2] But when the people were come together, in the first place, the tribunes insisted that the votes be cast not by centuries,1 but by tribes, thus making the indigent and officious rabble, which had no thought of honour, superior in voting power to the wealthy and well known citizens of the military class.

1 Out of the 193 centuries, the richest class alone had 98, against 95 of all the other five classes put together.

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