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Cicero records (Pro Quinctio 79) dates of a.d. V Kal. Int. and prid Kal. Int. in this year. On the latter date, Cicero's client P. Quinctius was expelled from his estate in Narbonne, by his creditor Sex. Naevius, who claimed that Quinctius had forfeited his recognizance of a debt. Brind'Amour, Le calendrier romain 125 n. 1, notes that in Pro Quinctio 57 Naevius is said to have claimed that he had drawn up his recognizances of the debt on Non. Feb. If the intercalation was of 23 days then the expulsion occurred 17 days later; on one interpretation, this is a trinum nundinam, a recognized period of legal delay. This consideration suggests that the intercalation was of 23 days. However, the length of a trinum nundinam -- 17, 24 or 25 days -- remains uncertain. It may even have been variable, if it represented the occurrence of three market days after the triggering event. Hence this observation is interesting but inconclusive.

For an argument that the intercalation was 23 days under the Lex Acilia see discussion under A.U.C. 563 = 191. The same reconstruction implies that the adjacent two years, A.U.C. 670 = 84 and A.U.C. 672 = 82, were regular.

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