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Gnaeus Flavius

Gnaeus Flavius (jurist)

Gnaeus Flavius, 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.


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