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Priscus, Servi'lius

1. P. Servilius Priscus Structus, consul B. C. 495 with Ap. Claudius Sabinus Regillensis. This year was memorable in the annals by the death of king Tarquin. The temple of Mercury was also dedicated in this year, and additional colonists were led to the colony of Signia, which had been founded by Tarquin. The consuls carried on war against the Volscians with success, and took the town of Suessa Pometia; and Priscus subsequently defeated both the Sabines and Aurunci. In the struggles between the patricians and plebeians respecting the law of debt, Priscus was inclined to espouse the side of the latter, and published a proclamation favourable to the plebeians; but as he was unable to assist them in opposition to his colleague and the whole body of the patricians, he incurred the enmity of both parties.

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Liv. 2.21-27; Dionys. A. R. 6.23-32 ; V. Max. 9.3.6; Plin. Nat. 35.3.

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    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 2, 27
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 35.3
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 2, 21
    • Valerius Maximus, Facta et Dicta Memorabilia, 9.3.6
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