Leges Genuciae

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Leges Genuciae (also Lex Genucia or Lex Genucia de feneratione) were laws passed in 342 BC by plebeian consul Lucius Genucius.

These laws banned lending that carried interest (however it soon became disused), holding two magistrates at the same time or repeated holding of office within 10 years. Finally they required one consul to be plebeian and also permitted both plebeian consuls (first such case was in 172 BC).[1][2] However all of the restrictions began to be disused except the last one.

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  1. ^ Matthew Dillon; Lynda Garland (28 October 2013). Ancient Rome: A Sourcebook. Taylor & Francis. pp. 33–. ISBN 978-1-136-76143-0. 
  2. ^ Tim Cornell (6 December 2012). The Beginnings of Rome: Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars (c.1000–264 BC). Routledge. pp. 338–. ISBN 978-1-136-75495-1. 

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