|Ex libro LXXXI
quas Archelaus, praefectus Mithridatis, occupaverat, circumsedente et
magno labore expugnavere [lacuna] urbi libertatem
et, quae habuerat,
sola in Asia civitas in fide manserat, summa virtute adversus
Thracum in Macedoniam continet.
|From book 81
BCE] Lucius Sulla besieged Athens, which had been
occupied by Archelaus,
an officer of Mithridates;
much labor he took the city [...] he gave it back the freedom it used
city in Asia that remained loyal, was defended against Mithridates with
the greatest courage.
It [book 81]
contains an account of Thracian raids into Macedonia.
|Ex libro LXXXII
quae Macedonia occupata in Thessaliam venerant, proelio vicit, caesis
C milia et castris quoque expugnatis. Renovato
deinde bello iterum exercitum regis fudit ac delevit.
regia Sullae se tradidit.
cos., collega Cinnae, missus ut Sullae succederet, propter avaritiam
exercitui suo a C. Fimbria, legato ipsius, ultimae audaciae homine,
est et imperium ad Fimbriam translatum.
in Asia urbes a Mithridate et crudeliter direpta provincia, incursiones
Thracum in Macedoniam referuntur.
|From book 82
battle the army of the king, which had occupied Macedonia and entered
100,000 enemies were killed and the camp was captured. Later,
the war was renewed and Sulla defeated and destroyed a second army of
royal navy surrendered to Sulla.
Lucius Valerius Flaccus, the colleague of Cinna, who was sent out to
Sulla, was impopular with his army, and he was murdered by his own
Gaius Fimbria, an utterly reckless man, and the command was transferred
It [book 82]
contains accounts of Mithridates' attack on the cities in Asia, the
of that province,
and Thracian raids into Macedonia.
|Ex libro LXXXIII
Fl. Fimbria in
fusis proelio aliquot praefectis Mithridatis urbem Pergamum cepit
regem non multum afuit quin caperet. Urbem
Ilium, quae se potestati Sullae reservabat, expugnavit ac delevit et
partem Asiae recepit.
proeliis Thracas cecidit.
Cum L. Cinna
Cn. Papirius Carbo, a se ipsis coss. per biennium creati, bellum contra
Sullam praepararent, effectum est per L. Valerium Flaccum (principem
qui orationem in senatu habuit, et per eos qui concordiae studebant, ut
legati ad Sullam de pace mitterentur. Cinna
ab exercitu suo, quem invitum cogebat naves conscendere et adversus
proficisci, interfectus est. Consulatum
Carbo solus gessit.
Sulla cum in
traiecisset, pacem cum Mithridate fecit ita ut his cederet provinciis:
Asia, Bithynia, Cappadocia.
ab exercitu qui ad Sullam transierat, ipse se percussit impetravitque
servo suo, praebens cervicem, ut se occideret.
|From book 83
in Asia several commanders of Mithridates in battle, Flavius Fimbria
the city of Pergamon, and narrowly failed to arrest the king he was
also took and sacked the city of Troy, which was waiting to surrender
Sulla, and recovered a large part of Asia.
Thracians in many battles.
Lucius Cinna and Gnaeus Papirius Carbo, who had made themselves consuls
for two years, were preparing the war against Sulla, Lucius Valerius
(the princeps of the Senate)
delivered a speech in the Senate and, with the help of those who were
for unity, made sure that envoys were sent to Sulla to discuss
was killed by his own army, which he had tried to force against its
to board ships and set out against Sulla. Carbo
was now sole consul.
crossed into Asia and made peace with Mithridates, so that he ceded the
provinces of Asia, Bithynia, and Cappadocia.
his army, which sided with Sulla, stabbed himself, offered his neck to
a slave, and persuaded the latter to kill him.
|Ex libro LXXXIV
a senatu missi erant, futurum se in potestate senatus respondit, si
qui pulsi a Cinna ad se confugerant, restituerentur. Quae
condicio cum iusta senatui videretur, per Carbonem factionemque eius,
bellum videbatur utilius, ne conveniret effectum est. Idem
Carbo cum ab omnibus Italiae oppidis coloniisque obsides exigere
ut fidem eorum contra Sullam obligaret, consensu senatus prohibitus
suffragium datum est.
qui partes optimatium secutus erat, cum in Africa bellum moliretur, a
Fabio praetore pulsus est, senatusque consultum per factionem Carbonis
et Marianarum partium factum est, ut omnes ubique exercitus
et XXX tribus distributi sunt.
apparatum, quod contra Sullam excitabatur, continet.
|From book 84
the envoys who had been sent by the Senate that he would submit to the
authority of the Senate if the rights of the citizens who had been
by Cinna and fled to him, were restored. Although
this demand appeared to be reasonable to the Senate, Carbo and his
to whom war seemed more useful, prevented an agreement. When
the same Carbo wanted to ask for hostages from all Italian towns and colonies,
to secure their loyalty against Sulla, this was prevented by a unified
the new citizens received the right to vote.
Pius, who had embraced the politics of the optimates
a war in Africa, had been defeated by praetor
Gaius Fabius, the faction of Carbo and the adherents of Marius passed a
senatorial decree that all armies everywhere ought to be disbanded.
in the thirty-five voting districts.
It [book 84]
contains an account of the preparations of the war that was to be
|Ex libro LXXXV
cum exercitu traiecit, missisque legatis, qui de pace agerent, et ab
C. Norbano violatis eumdem Norbanum proelio vicit. Et
cum L. Scipionis (alterius cos.) cum quo per omnia id egerat ut pacem
nec potuerat, castra oppugnaturus esset, universus exercitus consulis,
sollicitatus per emissos a Sulla milites, signa ad Sullam
cum occidi posset, dimissus est.
Pompei eius qui Asculum ceperat filius) conscripto voluntariorum
cum tribus legionibus ad Sullam venerat, ad quem se nobilitas omnis
ita ut deserta urbe ad castra veniretur.
per totam Italiam utriusque partis ducum referuntur.
|From book 85
Sulla crossed into Italy with his army, he sent envoys to talk about
but when they were maltreated by consul Gaius Norbanus, he defeated
same Norbanus in battle. And
when he was about to attack the camp of Lucius Scipio (the other
with whom he had unsuccessfully tried to reach an agreement, the entire
consular army, invited by soldiers sent by Sulla, transferred its
to Sulla. Scipio,
who might have been killed, was released.
son of the Gnaeus Pompeius who had captured Asculum) conscripted a
army of volunteers and went to Sulla, to whom all leading men of Rome
their way as well, and because of this going to the camp, the city
It [book 84]
contains an account of the expeditions of war leaders of both sides all