For after the tribunician
power had been restored in the consulship of G.
This was opposed in the Comitia Tributa (tribunician
assembly), but Caesar got his way through organized violence.
Henry Clay read to his colleagues in the Senate the passage from Plutarch's Life of Caesar where Caesar looted the Roman treasury despite a tribunician
veto: "As Metellus, the tribune, opposed his taking money out of the public treasure, and cited some laws against it (such, sir, I suppose, as I have endeavored to cite on this occasion), Caesar said, 'If you are not pleased with what I am about, you have only to withdraw (Leave the office, Mr.
For the tribunician
sacrosanctity awarded to both Livia and Octavia, see Dio Cassius 49.38.
(1) Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, the son of Drusus, pontifex maximus, in his twelfth year of tribunician
power, consul for the fifth time, imperator 27 times, father of his country, saw to it that, at his own expense, the aqua Claudia be brought from the 45th milestone, from the springs which are called Caeruleus and Curtius, and too the Anio Novus be brought from the 62nd milestone into the city of Rome.
(45) The inscription from Gortyn refers to Trajan's fourth year of tribunician
power, while the architectural dedication from Kantanos does not provide a number, only the phrase [[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.]].
Often his suspicions center instead on the rich, or the "aristocrats." In the Constitutional Convention he expressed the concern that the people were unable to defend themselves against "the Great & the wealthy who in the course of things will necessarily compose--the Legislative body." To counter the danger of aristocracy, he proposed a strong and essentially tribunician
executive, elected directly by the freeholders.
If the Senate chooses to support the army, the Roman people are theoretically not obliged to follow; in fact a show of a popular election is part of the consensus and gives the new master detailed powers; the people of Rome unanimously vote to grant the proconsular imperium, tribunician
power, the office of pontifex maximus, etc.
As the latter substituted the ambiguities of tribunician
auctoritas for the former's formal republican powers, it was a blueprint for auctoritas.
In the Imperial period the Romans added to the names of the consuls the numbers of years that the emperor had held tribunician
power -- equivalent to the date of his accession.