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The Lex Canuleia is a law of the Roman Republic passed in the year 445 BC. Named after the tribune Gaius Canuleius, who proposed it, it abolished a corresponding prohibition in the Twelve Tables, allowing marriage between patricians and plebeians, with children inheriting the father's class.

In the book Goodbye Mr Chips by James Hilton and in the film rendition, the school master Mr Chipping explains during Latin class to his boys, that when Mr Patrician claimed not to be allowed to marry Miss Plebs, she replied, "Yes, you can, you liar!"

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  • Lex de conubio patrum et plebis

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