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Wikipedia says:

By law, only three persons were required to create a legal collegium; the only exception was the college of consuls, which included only the two consuls.

I wonder what was the role of the college of consuls in ancient Rome? Was it another word for government or administration? Were the decisions of consuls formally adopted as decisions of the collegium? Did the consuls participate with their personal wealth in the collegium?

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Interesting. But wikipedia does not give any reference for that statement, so I wonder if it makes sense at all - were the consuls a collegium, the way the various priestly colleges listed there were? I rather doubt it, for if the consuls were a collegium, than why not the praetors or the aediles? Generally speaking, can a magistracy be a collegium? To me (not an expert) they seem to be different concepts altogether. –  Felix Goldberg Jul 11 '13 at 8:53
Oh, and I suggest removing the roman-empire tag. It's really a question that makes sense only for the republican era. –  Felix Goldberg Jul 11 '13 at 8:54

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