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date: 08 March 2021

vigilēs 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

(‘the watch’). Ancient cities made various arrangements for maintaining security at night; bands of night‐watchmen were more often aimed at the prevention of sedition than the protection of property from theft, but fire, accidental or deliberate, was always the main preoccupation. Order in republican Rome was the responsibility of junior magistrates called ... ...

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