Respect for roots: the law of Publius Scipio

As Cicero explains in In Verrem II, the arrival of the Romans to Agrigentum caused some friction between the old and new citizens: for this reason, in 193 BC the praetor Lucius Cornelius Scipio Asiaticus, brother of Scipio Africanus, issued a law that established a higher prevalence in the Senate of descendants of the former citizens of Akragas over the new colonisers.
This gave life to a long period known as the Pax Romana (Roman Peace), which made the city and the territory of Agrigentum flourish again.