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Viginti(sex)viri
(339 words)

(liter. 'Twenty(-Six) Men')

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I. Annual magistrates

Viginti(sex)viri at Rome was a general term covering six collegia of junior magistrates (magistratus minores: Cic. Leg. 3,6) which had developed since the 3rd cent. BC (without differentiation Pomp. Dig. 1,2,29 f.) and which in the late Republic were filled by election under the chairmanship of the praetors (attested for IIIviri capitales: Fest. p. 468) in the tribal assemblies (Comitia) (Gell. NA 13,15,4): these were the tresviri

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Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne), “Viginti(sex)viri”, 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 05 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12204620>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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