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Comitia
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In spite of Roman traditionalism, in the course of time the different forms of popular assemblies arising under the Roman constitution undergo a pronounced developmental change on the one hand and must, on the other, be considered in terms of their functional role at any one period. The following forms occur: the comitia curiata, the comitia centuriata, the  concilium plebis, the comitia tributa and the  contiones. It must also be said that, owing to fundamental methodical and factual reservations due to the relatively late date of the historic…

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Gizewski, Christian (Berlin), “Comitia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e303480>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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