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Voting in ancient Rome

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Ovile was a separate space on the Campus Martius in Rome, where votes were cast. The name literally means “sheep’s farm”. Originally, the place to vote was a wooden structure, which in time was replaced by a larger and more prestigious, marble building Saepta Julia.

Its construction was commissioned by Julius Caesar.

  • Samuel Ball Platner, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome

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