Note 012
From Chapter 3 of the Decline & Fall

As the tribunitian power (distinct from the annual office) was first invented for the Dictator Caesar (Dion, l. xliv. p. 384), we may easily conceive that it was given as a reward for having so nobly asserted, by arms, the sacred rights of the tribunes and people. Commentaries, De Bell. Civil. l. i.

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