Text #9765A Chronology of the Roman Empire .
Consuls: Marcus Valerius and Spurius Verginius. Lex Icilia on the distribution of illegally held land on the Aventine; it is to be distributed by lot among the plebeians. The law is named after a tribune and apparently enacted by the Assembly (i.e. by plebiscite) not by the consuls in the Senate as usual; its historicity and significance has thus been debated. There was a column in existence commemorating it by the time of the Greek historian Dionysius of Halicarnassus, arguing for its historicity.