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[4] This matter regulated, he caused Lucretius, the father of Lucretia, to be appointed his colleague in the consulship.1 To him he yielded the precedence, as the elder man, and committed to him the so-called ‘ fasces,’ a privilege of seniority which has continued from that day to this. But Lucretius died a few days afterwards, and in a new election Marcus Horatius was chosen consul, and shared the office with Publicola for the remainder of the year.

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