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1 B.C. 193
2 Creditors had found a device for collecting rates of interest higher than those allowed by law (cf. VII. xvi. 1, etc.), by transferring the ownership of accounts to subjects of allied states, who thus became the real or fictitious lenders. The procedure was to make suitable entries on the creditors' ledgers. The legislation now adopted made such transactions between citizens and allies matters of public record (and, presumably, enforceable only when so recorded). Litigation arising therefrom favoured the debtor, and the plebiscite of Sempronius made the Roman code obligatory.
3 The laws referred to formed parts of the ius civile, which applied only to cives and was enforced by the praetor urbanus. Cases to which allies were parties were tried before the praetor peregrinus, and the provisions of the ius civile were not binding.
4 This festival was held on February 21.
5 B.C. 193
6 His appointment to Farther Spain was recorded at XXXIV. lv. 6.
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