1. P. SCAPTIUS.
It is related that the inhabitants of Aricia and Ardea having a dispute about certain land, made the Roman people the arbiters; and that the latter, upon the testimony and advice of P. Scaptius, adjudged that the land belonged to neither of these people, but to themselves, B. C. 466 (Liv. 3.71
; Dionys. A. R. 11.52
But as the district in question lay in the region of the Scaptian tribe, Niebuhr observes that it is very doubtful whether such a person as Scaptius ever existed.
He also makes some other remarks upon the tale which are worth reading, (Hist. of Rome,
vol. ii. p. 449, note 985.)