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1 i.e. March 15, on which date, after 217 B.C., the new magistrates assumed office. Beginning with 153 B.C., inauguration day was January 1.
2 Used collectively for the Latin colonies, privileged self-governing communities, which furnished complete military units to Rome.
3 B.C. 200
4 While the senate at this time practically controlled the government at Rome, the formal act of declaring war required affirmative action by the comitia centuriata, the ancient assembly organized along military lines by Servius Tullius. The senate's selection of Macedonia as a consular province, although Rome had no jurisdiction over that territory, indicated clearly its intention to aid the Athenians against Philip, but it lacked the authority to begin the war on its own initiative. The details of the procedure in the assembly are given in the following sections.
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