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Literally “sheep-fold.” An enclosure in the Campus Martius at Rome in which the

Voters passing out from the
(Coin of Nerva.)

tribes and centuries were separately assembled before giving their votes at the Comitia (Livy, xxvi. 22). It was partitioned off with a railing, and from it the voters passed out over a bridge or gangway (pons suffragiorum) to throw their ballots (tabellae) into the voting basket (cista). See Comitia.

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    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 26, 22
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