|Ex libro VIII
defecere et missis legatis ad senatum condicionem tulerunt ut, si pacem
habere vellent, alterum ex Latinis consulem facerent. Qua
legatione perlata praetor eorum Annius de Capitolio ita lapsus est, ut
filium, quod contra edictum eius adversus Latinos pugnaverat, quamvis
pugnasset, securi percussit. Laborantibus
in acie Romanis P. Decius, tunc consul cum Manlio, devovit se pro
et concitato equo cum in medios hostes se intulisset, interfectus morte
sua Romanis victoriam restituit. Latini
in deditionem venerunt. T.
Manlio in urbem reverso nemo ex iuventute obviam processit.
Vestalis, incesti damnata est.
et oppido ex is capto Cales, item Fregellae coloniae deductae sunt.
matronarum deprehensum est, ex quibus plurimae statim epotis
perierunt. Lex de veneficio tunc
primum constituta est.
Privernatibus, cum bellassent, victis
civitas data est. Neapolitani
bello et obsidione victi in deditionem venerunt.Q.
Publilio, qui eos obsederat, primo et imperium prolatum est et procos.
Plebs nexu liberata est propter
L. Papiri creditoris libidinem, qui C. Publilio debitori suo stuprum
Cum L. Papirius Cursor dictator
reversus in urbem ab exercitu esset propter auspicia repetenda, Q.
magister equitum, occasione bene gerendae rei invitatus, contra edictum
eius prospere adversus Samnites pugnavit. Ob
eam causam cum dictator de magistro equitum supplicium sumpturus
Fabius Romam profugit et, cum parum causa proficeret, populi precibus
Res praeterea contra Samnites prospere
|From book 8
Latins defected with Campania and sent envoys to the Senate
to tell, that if the Romans wanted peace, one of the consuls
had to be a Latin. When
this embassy had discussed its objective, their leader Annius fell from
the Capitol and died.
[Torquatus] punished his son, who had fought against the Latins without
permission, and had him, although he had fought successfully, executed
with an ax. The
Roman army fought with great difficulty and Publius Decius [Mus], who
consul with Manlius, devoted himself to the gods to save his army;
on his horse, he threw himself amidst of his enemies, was killed, and
death gave victory to the Romans. The
Latins surrendered. No
young men came out to greet Titus Manlius when he returned to the city.
VC] The Vestal virgin Minucia was condemned because of
VC] When the Ausonians were defeated and their capital
were founded in Cales and Fregellae.
VC] Several married women were convicted for poisoning,
of them perished immediately by drinking their own medicine. For
the first time, a law on poisoning was passed.
[328 VC] The
defeated Privernates, who had revolted, received citizenship. [326
VC] The surrender of the Neapolitans, who were defeated
in war and
after a siege, was accepted. Quintus
Publilius, who had besieged them, was the first to see his powers
and received a triumph as a proconsul.
The poor were freed from debt slavery
because of the libiduous passions of a creditor named Lucius Papirius,
who demanded a dishonorable act from his debtor Gaius
[325 VC] When
Lucius Papirius Cursor had left the army to go back to the city for
the auspices, his master of horse Quintus Fabius, seeing a favorable
successfully -but without permission- fought against the
of this, the dictator wanted to execute the master of horse, but Fabius
escaped to Rome, and received a pardon after the people had begged for
It [book 8] also contains an account
of successful wars against the Samnites.
|Ex libro IX
Postumius coss. apud furcas Caudinas deducto in locum artum exercitu,
spes nulla esset evadendi, foedere cum Samnitibus facto et sescentis
Romanis obsidibus datis ita exercitum abduxerunt, ut omnes sub iugum
idemque auctore Spurio Postumio cos., qui in senatu suaserat, ut eorum
deditione, quorum culpa tam deforme foedus ictum erat, publica fides
cum duobus trib. pl. et omnibus qui foedus spoponderant, dediti
non sunt recepti. Nec
multo post, fusis a Papirio Cursore Samnitibus et sub iugum missis,
sescentis equitibus Romanis, qui obsides dati erant, pudor flagitii
sunt, Oufentina et Falerna. Suessa
et Pontia coloniae deductae sunt.
censor aquam perduxit; viam stravit, quae Appia vocata est;
filios in senatum legit. Ideoque
quoniam is ordo indignis inquinatus videbatur, sequentis anni coss. in
senatu legendo observaverunt, quem ad modum ante proximos censores
Apulos et Etruscos et Umbros et Marsos et Paelignos et Aequos et
quibus foedus restitutum est, prospere gestas continet.
libertino patre natus, aedilis curulis fuit per forensem factionem
quae cum comitia et campum turbaret et in his propter nimias vires
a Q. Fabio censore in quattuor tribus redacta est, quas urbanas
res Fabio Maximo nomen dedit.
In hoc libro mentionem habet Alexandri,
qui temporibus his fuit, et aestimatis populi R. viribus quae tunc
colligit, si Alexander in Italiam traiecisset, non tam ei victoriam de
populo R. fore quam de his gentibus quas ad orientem imperio suo
|From book 9
VC] When consuls Titus Veturius and Spurius Postumius had
their army in a difficult position in the Caudine Forks, and there was
no hope of escaping, they concluded a treaty with the Samnites and gave
six hundred Roman knights
as hostages, so that the army could be led away, although all were sent
under the yoke. On the initiative of consul Spurius Postumius, the
were, together with two tribunes of the plebs and several others who
guaranteed the treaty, surrendered to the Samnites, because they were
for the disgraceful treaty, and because in this way the Senate was not
obliged to ratify it. The Samnites refused to accept them. [320
VC] Not much later, they were defeated by Papirius Cursor
under the yoke, and the six hundred knights that served as hostages
recovered, so that the shame of the earlier disgrace was removed.
VC] Two new voting districts were established, called
and Falerna. [313
VC] Colonies were founded in Suessa and Pontia.
Appius Claudius built an aqueduct and constructed a road that is called
Via Appia; he accepted the sons of freedmen as senators. Because
of this, the senatorial order appeared to be polluted with unworthy
and the consuls of the next year convoked the Senate as it had been
the preceding censors.
It [book 9]
contains accounts of successful wars against the Apulians, Etruscans,
Marsians, Paeliginians, Aequans, and Samnites, with whom the treaty was
VC] The scribe Gnaeus Flavius, born as son of a freedman,
by the Forum Party, which had thrown into confusion the elections and
Field [of Mars] and dominated with its enormous strength. Therefore,
Quintus Fabius divided it [the city] into four voting districts, which
were called "urban". Because
of this, he was called Fabius Maximus, "the Great".
This book also mentions Alexander
who lived at about this age [336-323
and an evaluation of the power of the Roman people at that time, and it
is concluded that if Alexander had crossed to Italy, he would not have
been able to overcome the Roman people in the same way as he had been
to subdue the people of the east.
|Ex libro X
sunt Sora et Alba et Carsioli. Marsi
in deditionem accepti sunt.
ampliatum est, ut essent novem, cum antea quaterni fuissent.
ad populum a Murena cos. tertio tunc lata est. Duae
tribus adiectae sunt, Aniensis et Terentina.
indictum est et adversus eos saepe prospere pugnatum est.
Umbros, Samnites, Gallos, P. Decio et Q. Fabio ducibus pugnaretur et
exercitus in magno discrimine esset, P. Decius, secutus patris
devovit se pro exercitu et morte sua victoriam eius pugnae populo R.
Samnitium exercitum, qui de iureiurando obstrictus quo maiore
virtutis pugnaret, in aciem descenderat, fudit.
lustrum conditum. Censa sunt civium
capita CCLXXII milia et CCCXX.
|From book 10
VC] The colonies of Sora, Alba and Caesioli were
VC] The surrender of the Marsi was accepted.
BCE] The college of seers was expanded. From now on,
nine; it used to be four.
for the third time, carried a law on appeal to the people. [299
BCE] Two voting districts were added, Aniensis and
BCE] War was declared on the Samnites, and they were
BCE] With Publius Decius [Mus] and Quintus Fabius as
Roman army was fighting
against the Etruscans, Umbrians, and Gauls; it was in great trouble,
Publius Decius, following his father's example, devoted himself to the
gods, sought death to save his army, and gave victory to the Roman
BCE] Papirius Cursor descended upon and routed a Samnite
had sworn to fight to the very last of its powers.
registered and the lustrum
ceremony was performed. 272,320
citizens were registered.