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'Lists of those who were doomed were hung up in the Forum', c1912 (1912)
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'Lists of those who were doomed were hung up in the Forum', c1912 (1912). After his victory over the Samnites, Lucius Cornelius Sulla met the Senate in the temple of Bellona. His speech was interrupted by the sound of the execution of six thousand Samnite prisoners. Sulla was determined to crush all who had been his enemy while he was absent in Greece, and forty senators and sixteen hundred citizens were killed. When one senator questioned how many more would have to die, Sulla responded by hanging lists of the doomed on the Forum walls. These lists were known as 'Proscriptions of Sulla'. From The Story of Rome, by Mary MacGregor. [Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1912]