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  • All impediments and obstacles were swept aside and a lex curiata has been passed sanctioning your divorce from Nero and our union.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • All impediments and obstacles were swept aside and a lex curiata has been passed sanctioning your divorce from Nero and our union.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • The comitia curiata, in which the populace of Rome formed the majority, being fitted only to further tyranny and evil designs, naturally fell into disrepute, and even seditious persons abstained from using a method which too clearly revealed their projects.

    The Social Contract

  • It is indisputable that the whole majesty of the Roman people lay solely in the comitia centuriata, which alone included all; for the comitia curiata excluded the rural tribes, and the comitia tributa the senate and the patricians.

    The Social Contract

  • When lawfully summoned, these were called comitia: they were usually held in the public square at Rome or in the Campus Martius, and were distinguished as comitia curiata, comitia centuriata, and comitia tributa, according to the form under which they were convoked.

    The Social Contract

  • They therefore fell into disrepute, and their degradation was such, that thirty lictors used to assemble and do what the comitia curiata should have done.

    The Social Contract

  • The comitia curiata were founded by Romulus; the centuriata by Servius; and the tributa by the tribunes of the people.

    The Social Contract

  • The consuls were elected by the comitia centuriata, a plutocratically organized assembly of the male citizens, but their imperium continued to be conferred by the comitia curiata (lex curiata).

    e. The Early Republic

  • This body, which of course was made up of patricians and plebeians, gradually absorbed the powers of the earlier patrician assembly (_comitia curiata_).

    General History for Colleges and High Schools

  • The Popular Assembly (_comitia curiata_) comprised all the citizens of Rome, that is, all the members of the patrician families, old enough to bear arms.

    General History for Colleges and High Schools

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