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A raised platform at one extremity of a law court, upon which the curule seats of the judges and other persons of distinction who wished to attend the proceedings were placed (Verr. ii. 38; Suet. Tib. 33).


In a camp, the tribunal was an elevated platform upon which the general sat to administer justice ( Hist. iv. 25); similar to the suggestum (q. v.).


In a Roman theatre, the tribunal was an elevated seat in the pit (orchestra, Suet. Claud. 21), generally appropriated to the use of the praetor (id. Aug. 44).

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    • Suetonius, Divus Augustus, 44
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