, secretary of Appius
, was the first person to publish an account of legal procedures ("actions in law" or legis actiones
) something that had not been readily accessible to plebeians before. As a result, he was elected aedile
(the two magistrates responsible for the maintenance of public buildings, purchase of grain, and regulation of festivals), even though he was the son of a freedman
. In that position (304 BC), he had displayed in the Forum
a calendar indicating the dies fasti,
those days on which legal business was permitted.