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The senate met to debate this question many times within the space of a few days, but came to no definite conclusion. The plebeians therefore banded together on a sudden, and after mutual exhortations forsook the city, and taking possession of what is now called the Sacred Mount, established themselves beside the river Anio.1 They committed no acts of violence or sedition, but only cried aloud that they had for a long time been banished from the city by the rich,

1 Three miles from the city (Livy, ii. 32, 2).

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