- Aedile - An office of the Roman Republic. A magistrate based in Rome that was responsible for public festivals and building maintenance. Half the Aediles were plebians and half were patricians(Curule). The Concilium Plebis elected plebian aediles while the Comitia Tributa annually picked curule aediles. In the Cursus Honorum, Aediles came between Quaestor and Praetor, and was usually held by young men, hoping to rise up to a high political office. In 44 BCE, Julius Caesar added two patrician aediles called Cereales, who were responsible for the corn supply. Under Augustus the rank lost most of its importance, it's juridical functions being transferred to the office of Praetor, and it's city responsibilities restricted by the appointment of a Prefect. The office disappeared entirely in the 3rd Century CE.
- Famous aediles include:
See here for a list of aediles.
- Consul -
- Patricians -
- Plebians -
- Quaestor -
- Tribunes -
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