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Another one of the Seven Hills of Rome upon which the ancient city was built, Aventino was mainly a suburb during the monarchy and early Republic. In 456 B.C.E., a law was passed allowing plebeians to own property on the hill, causing the city to quickly grow beyond its walls. This rapid expansion made it far more vulnerable to capture by the Gauls. Only after a bloody invasion, the Senate passed a motion to build a new wall encircling Aventino, a delayed reaction strikingly similar to that found before the passage of health care reform in the U.S.