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[2] Assembly place of the municipal council in Rome

C. (pl. curiae) was the name of the assembly place of the municipal council in Rome ( senatus ; Fest. p. 42) and also in many  coloniae and municipia ( municipium ) of Italy and the Roman provinces (cf.  curiales ). As opposed to the comitium ( comitia ), the assembly place of the people in the open air, the curia is always a building on a piece of land belonging to the community or a god and mostly it is at the  forum of the town or close to it. Council chamb…

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Eder, Walter (Berlin), “Curia”, 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 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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