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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
The patricians of Rome, with Consular powers, appointed in 450 B.C. to prepare a code of laws for the Republic, which, after being agreed upon, were committed first to ten, then to twelve tables, and set up in the Forum that all might read and know the law they lived under.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Dec`emvirs'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/d/decemvirs.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.