Reduced from 1000 to 600
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- Senatorial birth
- Periods of Military service
- 1 million sesterces
- Aug. could appoint non-senatorial rank
- Increased fines for non-attendance, attended himself
- Chose speakers at random
- Fewer sessions, 2 per month
- Aug., consuls, representatives of magistrates, 15 senators
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Princeps and Senate could take action
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- Public jury ran by equites, didn't deal with notorious cases
- Court to deal with adultury
- Jurymen increased, attention to selection
- Trial procedures improve, number of days trial could be herd increased
- Sped up restitution of property, jury of 5 in 35 days
- Civil cases heard by Praetors
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- Consuls with senate as advisers
- Political cases - senators/wives/prominent people
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- Augustus + unofficial advisers
- Wide range of cases - parricide/forgery/murder
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Augustus and the Senate, Sources
- Suetonius: 'the sight of this sad and ill-sorted rabble...order to its former size and repute by two acts of enrolement'
- Suetonius: 'this was intended to make all present alert'
- Res Gestae: 'I revised the role of the senate three times'
- Paterculus: 'The senatorial lists were revised strictly but not unkindly'
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