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  • A third magistrate with imperium, the praetor urbanus, was created in 363 (367) to relieve the consuls of some judicial responsibilities.

    e. The Early Republic

  • At the end of the old year Cicero appeared alone for the defendant in a preliminary hearing before the younger Dolabella, who was praetor urbanus.

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  • "He was a good praetor urbanus, I know, but I never heard he was a Marius upon the battlefield," said Merula.

    The Grass Crown

  • As a mark of courtesy toward one who had been praetor urbanus and would in all likelihood be consul, public business in the Forum Romanum had been suspended; those who would have been engaged in it waited instead for the cortege to appear, all clad in the toga pulla, the black toga of mourning.

    The Grass Crown

  • Then at Tusculum Sulla found the praetor urbanus, Marcus Junius Brutus, waiting in the middle of the Via Latina with another praetor for moral support.

    The Grass Crown

  • Though his experience in the law courts was nonexistent and his knowledge of Roman law minimal, Sulla enjoyed being the praetor urbanus.

    The Grass Crown

  • From the outset of his term as praetor urbanus, Sulla began to intrigue for one of the two governorships of the Spains, thus his cultivation of Scaurus Princeps Senatus — and, through Scaurus, of the other Senate leaders.

    The Grass Crown

  • He was like Teiresias; when the votes were counted, not only was Sulla a praetor, but — as he was returned at the top of the poll — he was also praetor urbanus.

    The Grass Crown

  • Scaurus had come back to Rome for a special meeting of the Senate convened by the praetor urbanus Gaius Memmius to discuss a matter of some concern regarding Sardinia; the junior consul, Gaius Flavius Fimbria, was indisposed — - a common occurrence these days, it seemed to many.

    The First Man in Rome

  • It will be up to the praetor urbanus to decide exactly how Bomilcar will be prosecuted.

    The First Man in Rome


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