|Ex libro LXI
victa Salluviorum gente coloniam Aquas Sextias condidit, ob aquarum
e caldis frigidisque fontibus atque a nomine suo ita appellatas.
adversus Allobrogas ad oppidum Vindalium feliciter pugnavit. Quibus
bellum inferendi causa fuit quod Toutomotulum, Salluviorum regem,
recepissent et omni ope iuvissent, quodque Aeduorum agros, sociorum
tribunatu acto cum Aventinum quoque armata multitudine occupasset, a L.
Opimio cos. ex S.C. vocato ad arma populo pulsus et occisus est, et cum
eo Fulvius Flaccus consularis, socius eiusdem furoris.
cos., Pauli nepos, adversus Allobrogas et Bituitum, Arvernorum regem,
Bituiti exercitu occisa milia CXX; ipse cum ad satisfaciendum senatui
profectus esset, Albam custodiendus datus est, quia contra pacem
ut in Galliam remitteretur. Decretum
quoque est, ut Congonnetiacus, filius eius, conprehensus Romam
in deditionem recepti.
apud populum a. Q. Decio trib. pl., quod indemnatos cives in carcerem
|From book 61
After he had
the tribe of the Salluvians, proconsul
Gaius Sextius founded the colony
of Aquae Sextiae, which was called like this because there is much
from warm and cold springs.
Domitius successfully fought against the Allobroges near the town of
reason for starting this war was that the Allobroges had offered refuge
to king Toutomotulus of the Salluvians, and had supported him with all
possible means when he devastated the land of the Aedui, an ally of the
BCE] After a turbulent
Gaius Gracchus occupied the Aventine with an armed mob, but, after the
had decided to summon the people to arms, he was routed and killed by consul
Lucius Opimius. Former consul Fulvius Flaccus, Gracchus' ally in his
died with him.
Fabius Maximus, grandson of Paulus, successfully fought against the
and Bituitus, the king of the Arvernians. From
the army of Bituitus, 120,000 men were killed; after the king himself
gone to Rome to make peace with the Senate, he was kept in custody at
because his return to Gaul seemed not to be in the interest of
was also decided to arrest his son Congonnetiacus and send him to
surrender of the Allobroges was accepted.
Opimius, accused before the people by Quintus Decius, tribune of the plebs,
on the charge that he had sent citizens to jail without trial, was
|Ex libro LXII
Stynos, gentem Alpinam, expugnavit.
rex, mortuus regnum tribus filiis reliquit: Atherbali, Hiempsali,
(fratris filio, quem adoptaverat).
fratrem petiit bello. Qui
victus occiditur; Atherbalem regno expulit; is a senatu restitutus est.
Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus censores duos et XXX senatu moverunt.
Syriae regumque continet.
|From book 62
Quintus Marcius defeated the Stynians, a nation living in the Alps.
When he died,
Micipsa of Numidia left his kingdom to his three sons Adherbal,
(the adopted son of his brother).
Caecilius Metellus subdued the Dalmatians.
an armed attack on his brother Hiempsal, who
was defeated and killed. Adherbal was expelled from the kingdom, but
by the Senate.
Metellus and Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, acting as censors,
removed thirty-two members from the Senate.
It [book 62]
contains an account of disturbances in Syria
and a quarrel between its kings.
|Ex libro LXIII
in Thracia male adversus Scordiscos pugnavit.
conditum est. Censa
sunt civium capita CCCXCIIII milia CCCXXXVI.
Marcia, virgines Vestales, incesti damnatae sunt, idque incestum quem
modum et commissum et deprehensum et vindicatum sit refertur.
populabundi in Illyricum venerunt. Ab
his Papirius Carbo cos. cum exercitu fusus est.
adversus Scordiscos, gentem a Gallis oriundam, in Thracia feliciter
|From book 63
Thrace, consul Gaius Porcius unsuccessfully fought against the
citizens were registered.
Aemilia, Licinia, and Marcia were condemned for unchastity. There is a
description of how this unchastity was committed, discovered, and
pursuit of plunder, the nomadic tribe of the Cimbrians
came to Illyricum. Consul
Papirius Carbo and his army were defeated by them.
Thrace, consul Livius Drusus successfully fought against the
a nation of Gallic descent.
|Ex libro LXIV
ab Iugurtha et in oppido Cirtha obsessus contra denuntiationem senatus
ab eo occisus est, et ob hoc bellum Iugurthae indictum, idque
Bestia cos. gerere iussus pacem cum Iugurtha iniussu populi et senatus
evocatus ad indicandos auctores consiliorum suorum, quod multos pecunia
in senatu corrupisse dicebatur, Romam venit et propter caedem admissam
in regulum quemdam nomine Massivam, qui regnum eius populo R. invisi
cum periclitaretur causam capitis dicere, clam profugit et cedens urbe
fertur dixisse: "O urbem venalem et cito perituram, si emptorem
infeliciter proelio adversus Iugurtham gesto pacem quoque adiecit
quam non esse servandam senatus censuit.
|From book 64
by Jugurtha and besieged in the town of Cirtha was killed in violation
of a senatorial decree.  Because
war was declared upon Jugurtha, and consul Calpurnius Bestia, who was
out to conduct this war, concluded a treaty with Jugurtha, without
ordered to do so by the people or the Senate.
Jugurtha was invited to Rome so that he might indicate the instigators
of his plots (he was said to have corrupted many senators with bribes),
and arrived. Because he killed some sort of king who was called Massiva
and tried to claim the kingdom of the hated Jugurtha from the Roman
Jugurtha risked standing trial for his life, and secretly fled. It is
that when he left the city, he commented: "What a corrupt city! It will
perish as soon as it finds someone to buy it."
Aulus Postumius was defeated in battle by Jugurtha and added to this an
dishonorable peace treaty, which the Senate preferred not to ratify.
|Ex libro LXV
cos. duobus proeliis Iugurtham fudit totamque Numidiam vastavit.
cos. adversus Cimbros infeliciter pugnavit. Legatis
Cimbrorum sedem et agros in quibus consisterent postulantibus senatus
adversus Thracas prospere pugnavit.
a Tigurinis Gallis, pago Helvetiorum, qui a civitate secesserant, in
Nitiobrogum cum exercitu caesus est. Milites,
qui ex ea caede superaverant, obsidibus datis et dimidia rerum omnium
ut incolumes dimitterentur, cum hostibus pacti sunt.
|From book 65
Quintus Caecilius Metellus defeated Jugurtha in two battles and
Marcus Junius Silanus unsuccessfully fought against the
Senate ignored the envoys of the Cimbrians who demanded land and a
Minucius successfully fought against the Thracians.
the country of the Nitiobriges, consul Lucius Cassius [Longinus] was
with his army by the Gallic Tigurini, a Helvetian tribe that had left
own country. After
the soldiers who had survived the disaster had given hostages and half
of their possessions, they arranged to be released unharmed.