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(Formed from the word tribus with the suffix -unus, which indicates a person of superordinate authority); the administrative and/or military leader of a tribus ; pl.: tribuni.

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[1] Tribunus aerarius

Presumably originally aides to the Roman magistrates, charged by the state treasury ( aerarium ) with paying the wages of the soldiers of their tribus  (Soldiers' pay). Tribuni aerar…

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de Libero, Loretana (Hamburg), Franke, Thomas (Bochum) and Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main), “Tribunus”, 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 16 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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