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PUBLICOLA: “friend of the people”

Publius Valerius was one of four Roman aristocrats who led the overthrow of the Roman monarchy 2,500 years ago. He became a Roman Consul alongside Lucius Junius Brutus. After the death of Brutus, Publius Valerius became the lone Roman Consul. He produced a series of popular laws which led to him being given the nickname, Publicola or, literally, “friend of the people”. He was elected as Roman Consul on four occasions.

In the late 18th century, three of the USA’s Founding Fathers (Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay) co-authored The Federalist Papers which promoted the ratification of the emerging US Constitution. They used the pseudonym Publius in honour of Publius Valerius Publicola.