Publius Servilius Rullus

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Rullus, Publius Servilius


a Roman political figure; tribune of the plebs in 63 B.C.

Rullus proposed legislation for the allotment of land to the poorer citizens; the land was to be obtained by dividing up state lands in Campania and by state purchases of land in other parts of Italy and the provinces. Opposed by the senators and equites and lacking the support of the city plebs, he withdrew the proposed legislation from deliberation in the popular assembly.

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