8, 8), and soon afterwards became a member of the board of decemviri stlitibus judicandis, which was associated with the praetor in the presidency of the centumviral court.
In the same year (451) he was made one of the decemviri who had been appointed to draw up a code of written laws.
DECEMVIRI (" the ten men"), the name applied by the Romans to any official commision of ten.
It was an Ephesian follower of his, Hermodorus, who aided the Decemviri at Rome in their compilation of a system of law.
Whatever may be their origin - and they came from Cumae - they were placed in the Capitoline temple under the care of a special commission of two (duoviri sacris faciundis, later decemviri and quindecimviri), and their "oracles," which were referred to in times of great national stress, recommended the introduction of foreign cults.