A storm of popular indignation arose and the decemvirs were forced to resign.
I, 2; for a critical examination of the story and its connexion with the downfall of the decemvirs, see Sir G.
Before the time of the Decemvirs, however, February was the last month of the year.
When it was decided to elect decemvirs for another year, he who had formerly been looked upon as the champion of the aristocracy, suddenly came forward as the friend of the people, and was himself re-elected together with several plebeians.
The decemvirs were finally compelled to resign and Appius Claudius died in prison, either by his own hand or by that of the executioner.
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