|Ex libro XI
cos. male adversus Samnites pugnasset, et senatus de removendo eo ab
ageret, Fabius Maximus pater deprecatus hanc fili ignominiam eo maxime
senatum movit quod iturum se filio legatum pollicitus est, idque
consiliis et opera filius consul adiutus caesis Samnitibus triumphavit;
C. Pontium, imperatorem Samnitium, ductum in triumpho, securi
civitas laboraret, missi legati, ut Aesculapi signum Romam ab Epidauro
transferrent, anguem, qui se in navem eorum contulerat, in quo ipsum
esse constabat, deportaverunt; eoque in insulam Tiberis egresso eodem
aedis Aesculapio constituta est.
quoniam, cum exercitui praeesset, opera militum in agro suo usus erat,
Samnitibus foedus quarto renovatum est. Curius
Dentatus cos. Samnitibus caesis et Sabinis, qui rebellaverant, victis
in deditionem acceptis bis in eodem magistratu triumphavit.
sunt Castrum, Sena, Hadria.
tunc primum creati sunt.
conditum est. Censa sunt civium
capita CCLXXII milia.
Plebs propter aes alienum post graves
et longas seditiones ad ultimum secessit in Ianiculum, unde a Q.
dictatore deducta est. (Isque in ipso magistratu decessit.)
Res praeterea contra Vulsinienses
gestas continet, item adversus Lucanos, contra quos auxilium Thurinis
|From book 11
BCE] When consul
Fabius Gurges had unsuccessfully fought against the Samnites and the Senate
discussed his recall from the army, his father Fabius Maximus asked to
save his son from humiliation, and the Senate granted this when he
to help his son as deputy, something he really did. With
his advice and assistance, his son, the consul, defeated the Samnites
celebrated a triumph. Gaius Pontius, the Samnite commander, walked in
procession and was beheaded.
the people suffered from a plague, envoys were sent to bring a statue
Aesculapius from Epidaurus to Rome. They brought with them a snake that
had joined them in the ship, and which no doubt was a manifestation of
the god; from the ship, it went to the island in the Tiber, to the
where the temple of Aesculapius has been erected.
Postumius was condemned because he had ordered the soldiers of the army
he commanded to work on his land.
the Samnites sued for peace, the treaty was renewed for the fourth
Curius Dentatus celebrated two triumphs in one year, because he had
the Samnites and had also subdued the rebellious Sabines and accepted
were founded at Castrum, Sena, and Hadria.
For the first
a board of three to judge capital crimes was installed.
ceremony was performed. 272,000
citizens were registered.
of their debts, and after heavy and long riots, the plebeians
left and settled on the Janiculum hill, from where they were led back
Quintus Hortensius. (He died during his tenure of office.)
It [book 11] also contains an account
of wars against the Volsinians, and Lucanians, when the Romans decided
to support the inhabitants of Thurii against them.
|Ex libro XII
a Gallis Senonibus interfecti essent, bello ob id Gallis indicto. L.
praetor ab his cum legionibus caesus est.
classis Romana direpta esset, IIviro qui praeerat classi occiso, legati
ad eos a senatu, ut de his iniuriis quererentur, missi pulsati
id bellum his indictum est.
eos et Lucanos et Brittios et Etruscos aliquot proeliis a compluribus
bene pugnatum est.
rex, ut auxilium Tarentinis ferret, in Italiam venit.
Reginorum legio Campana cum praefecto Decio Vibullio missa esset,
Reginis Regium occupavit.
|From book 12
Roman envoys were killed by Gallic Senones, war was declared against
Lucius Caecilius [Metellus] and his legions
were killed by them.
the Tarentines looted a Roman fleet and killed its commander, the
sent them envoys to complain about this injustice, but they were
war was declared.
several battles, many commanders successfully fought against them and
the Lucanians, Bruttians, and Etruscans.
of the Epirotes came to Italy to support the Tarentines.
When a legion
Campania, commanded by prefect
Decius Vibullius, was sent to Rhegium, it killed the inhabitants and
|Ex libro XIII
cos. parum prospere adversus Pyrrhum pugnavit, elephantorum maxime
facie territis militibus. Post
id proelium cum corpora Romanorum qui in acie ceciderant, Pyrrhus
omnia versa in hostem invenit populabundusque ad urbem Romanam
Fabricius missus ad eum a senatu, ut de redimendis captivis ageret,
ut patriam desereret a rege temptatus est. Captivi
sine pretio remissi sunt. Cineas
legatus a Pyrrho ad senatum missus petiit ut conponendae pacis causa
in urbem reciperetur. De
qua re cum ad frequentiorem senatum referri placuisset, Appius Claudius
(qui propter valetudinem oculorum iam diu consiliis publicis se
venit in curiam et sententia sua tenuit ut id Pyrrho negaretur.
primus ex plebe lustrum condidit. Censa
sunt civium capita CCLXXXVII milia CCXXII.
Pyrrhum dubio eventu pugnatum est.
Cum Carthaginiensibus quarto foedus
Cum C. Fabricio consuli is qui ad
eum a Pyrrho transfugerat, polliceretur venenum se regi daturum, cum
ad regem remissus est.
Res praeterea contra Lucanos et
Bruttios, Samnites et Etruscos prospere gestas continet.
|From book 13
Valerius Lavinius unsuccessfully fought against Pyrrhus, especially
the soldiers were not used to the elephants and were
the battle, Pyrrhus inspected the bodies of the Romans that had fallen
during the fight and noticed that they were all directed against their
enemy. Pillaging the country, he proceeded to the city of
Senate sent Gaius Fabricius to Pyrrhus to negotiate the return of the
In vain, the king tried to persuade him to abandon his
prisoners were released without payment. Pyrrhus'
deputy Cineas was sent to the Senate to organize the king's entrance
the city to negotiate a peace treaty. It
was decided to discuss this matter with all senators, but Appius
(who had not visited the deliberations for a long time because he
from an eye disease) came to the Senate and persuaded the senators with
his speech not to give up.
the first plebeian censor,
celebrated the lustrum ceremony.
287,222 citizens were registered.
the second time, the Romans fought unsuccessfully against Pyrrhus.
treaty with Carthage
was renewed for the fourth time.
When consul Gaius Fabricius heard
from someone who had fled from Pyrrhus, that he could poison the king,
he sent him back to the king with a report of what he had done.
It [book 13] also contains an account
of the successful wars against the Lucanians, Bruttians, Samnites, and
|Ex libro XIV
prodigia fulmine deiectum esset in Capitolio Iovis signum, caput eius
haruspices inventum est.
cos. cum dilectum haberet, eius, qui citatus non responderat, bona
vendidit. Iterum Pyrrhum ex Sicilia in Italiam reversum vicit et Italia
P. Cornelium Rufinum consularem senatu movit, quod is X pondo argenti
a censoribus condito censa sunt civium capita CCLXXI milia CCXXIIII.
Aegypti rege, societas iuncta est.
Vestalis, damnata incesti viva defossa est.
sunt Posidonia et Cosa.
classis auxilio Tarentinis venit, quo facto ab his foedus violatum est.
Res praeterea contra Lucanos et
Bruttios et Samnites feliciter gestas et Pyrrhi regis mortem continet.
|From book 14
portents, and the statue of the Capitoline Jupiter was struck down by
Its head was found by the seers.
consul Curius Dentatus was recruiting an army, he sold the possessions
of a man who had not appeared. He defeated Pyrrhus, who had returned,
expelled him from Italy.
removed former consul Publius Cornelius Rufinus from the Senate because
he owned more than ten pounds of silverware. The
censors celebrated the ritual cleansing of the state after 271,224
had been registered.
treaty of friendship was concluded with king Ptolemy
[II Philadelphus] of Egypt.
Sextilia was condemned for adultery and buried alive.
at Posidonia and Cosa.
Carthaginian navy brought help to the Tarentines, and broke the treaty.
It [book 14] also contains accounts
of successful wars against the Lucanians, Bruttians, and Samnites, and
of the death of king Pyrrhus.
|Ex libro XV
pax et libertas data est.
quae Regium occupaverat, obsessa deditione facta securi percussa est.
ad senatum missos quidam iuvenes pulsassent, dediti sunt
pax data est. Coloniae
deductae Ariminum in Piceno, Beneventum in Samnio.
R. argento uti coepit.
victi in deditionem accepti sunt.
ampliatus est, ut essent octo.
|From book 15
had been subdued, they were given peace and freedom.
Campanian legion that had occupied Regium, was besieged. After its
its soldiers were beheaded.
young men had assaulted envoys from the the Apolloniates, who were sent
to the Senate, these young men were extradited.
the Picentes had been subdued, they were given peace. Colonies
were founded at Ariminum in Picenum and at Beneventum in Samnium.
the first time, the Roman people started to use coins of silver.
the Umbrians and Sallentines had been defeated, their surrender was
The number of
was doubled. Now, there were eight.