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  • n. Plural form of duumvir.

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Examples

  • These advertisements, which for the most part turn on the election of ædiles, duumvirs, and other magistrates, show that the Pompeians, at the time when their city was destroyed, were in all the excitement of the approaching comitia for the election of such magistrates.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • Rufus, son of M. Rufus, duumvirs of justice for the second time, caused the labrum to be made at the public expense, by order of the

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • Flanking the orchestra, and elevated considerably above it, are observable two divisions, appropriated, one perhaps to the pro-consul, or duumvirs and their officers, the other to the vestal virgins, or to the use of the person who gave the entertainments.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • The duumvirs did much, by direction of the books, for the purpose of appeasing the wrath of heaven and averting the plague from the people; a great mortality however was sustained in the city and country, by the death of men and of cattle promiscuously.

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • The senate ordered duumvirs to be appointed to have the temple built suitably to the grandeur of the Roman people; the site destined for it was in the citadel, where the ground was on which the house of Marcus

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • The duumvirs for the direction of religious matters, the lectisternium being then for the first time introduced into the city of

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • There are some who state that he was condemned by duumvirs appointed to inquire concerning cases of treason.

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • The municipal laws prescribed the election of pontiffs and augurs in common with the judicial duumvirs.

    The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism

  • Some authorities assert that he was sentenced by the duumvirs, who were appointed to try cases of treason.

    The History of Rome, Vol. II

  • To avoid responsibility for passing a harsh sentence, which would be repugnant to the populace, and then carrying it into execution, the king summoned an assembly of the people, and said: "I appoint two duumvirs to judge the treason of Horatius according to law."

    The History of Rome, Vol. I

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