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The extent to which his freedmen and wives influenced imperial policy may be
doubtful, but they certainly wielded great power. Freedmen like Pallas and
Callistus started as paupers and ended as millionaires, and Roman dignity was ...
When he was wealthier than all his fellow- citizens put together, he retired from
active business, made his freedmen agents, and built a palatial home on his
Campanian estate. But if such a vulgar parvenu was a suitable subject for satire,
47] 9. freedmen. Scaurus probably confined freedmen to the four urban tribes in
order to keep them out of the thirty-one rustic tribes. If, however, the law of
Gracchus the censor of 169, which had restricted freedmen to one urban tribe,
was still ...
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