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1 Cf. XXVII. xi. 12.
2 The nota of the censors was a mark or stigma affixed (in the revised list of citizens) to the names of such men as had been degraded by the censors, who added the reason in each case. Cf. XXIV. xviii. 2 ff., esp. 9.
3 I.e. Venus Obsequens. Built 295 B.C., near the east end of the Circus Maximus, and on the side toward the Aventine; X. xxxi. 9. The stands for spectators were of wood, as the upper tiers of the Circus always continued to be.
4 For thirteen years longer she was to remain in the Temple of Victory; cf. xiv. 14; XXXVI. xxxvi. 3 f.
5 B.C. 204
6 On these petty localities v. - Vol. VI. p. 356, n. 1. In the Lex Iulia municipalis (45 B.C.) they are repeatedly mentioned as the lowest grades of communities, inferior to municipia, coloniae and praefecturae, which are implied here in alibi, as we cannot believe that any towns however small escaped the higher price. In Rome alone was the previous “ceiling” continued.
7 How to reconcile this statement with the status of Livius' own Maecia (§ 13) as one of the rustic tribes and hence bound to pay the higher price is a futile question, since the whole story bears the stamp of fiction. The state owned all salt works, but they were operated by contractors, who with prices raised could now pay more for their concessions. This amounted to putting a tax on salt except in Rome. Cf. Dio Cassius frag. 57. 70.
8 Compared with 137,108 four years before; Vol. VII. p. 355, n. 3.
9 Cf. xv. 5 ff., esp. 10.
10 B.C. 204
11 The horse had been bought out of an allowance (aes equestre) from the state, but was not public property; Mommsen, Staatsrecht III. 256, n. 3.
12 In the trial before the popular assembly, cf. Vol. VII. p. 347 and note 1.
13 Cf. Vol. VI. p. 231. Any action taken by a censor without approval of his colleague was void; Mommsen op. cit. II.3 358; cf. e.g. XLV. xv. 8.
14 B.C. 204
15 Baebius Tamphilus reached the consulship in 182 B.C.; XXXIX. lvi. 4.
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