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1. Cassius Dio, Roman History, 55.2.5-55.2.7 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •freedwomen, and ius liberorum Found in books: Huebner and Laes (2019) 109
55.2.5.  And the same festivities were being prepared for Drusus; even the Feriae were to be held a second time on his account, so that he might celebrate his triumph on that occasion. But his untimely death upset these plans. To Livia statues were voted by way of consoling her and she was enrolled among the mothers of three children. 55.2.6.  For in certain cases, formerly by act of the senate, but now by the emperor's, the law bestows the privileges which belong to the parents of three children upon men or women to whom Heaven has not granted that number of children. In this way they are not subject to the penalties imposed for childlessness and may receive all but a few of the rewards offered for large families; 55.2.7.  and not only men but gods also may enjoy these rewards, the object being that, if any one leaves them a bequest at his death, they may receive it.  So much for this matter. As to Augustus, he ordered that the sittings of the senate should be held on fixed days. Previously, it appears, there had been no precise regulation concerning them and it often happened that members failed to attend; he accordingly appointed two regular meetings for each month, so that they were under compulsion to attend, — at least those of them whom the law summoned, —