|Ex libro LXXXVI
Cum C. Marius,
Mari filius, cos. ante annos XX per vim creatus esset, C. Fabius in
propter crudelitatem et avaritiam suam in praetorio suo vivus exustus
Sullae, Sardiniam Q. Antonio praetore pulso et occiso occupavit.
populis, ne timeretur ab his velut erepturus civitatem et suffragii ius
nuper datum, foedus percussit. Itemque
ex fiducia iam certae victoriae litigatores a quibus adibatur vadimonia
Romam deferre iussit, cum a parte diversa urbs adhuc teneretur.
ex voluntate C. Mari cos. cum senatum contraxisset, omnem quae in urbe
erat nobilitatem trucidavit. Ex
cuius numero Q. Mucius Scaevola pont. max. fugiens in vestibulo aedis
a L. Murena adversus Mithridatem in Asia renovatum continet.
|From book 86
BCE] After Gaius Marius, son of Gaius Marius, had, by the
violence, been made consul
before he was twenty years old, Gaius Fabius was burned alive in his
in Africa because of his cruelty and avarice.
a deputy of Sulla, occupied Sardinia after having expelled and killed praetor
a treaty with the Italian nations, which prevented him from being
as a threat to their recently obtained citizenship and voting
because he now had become confident about his victory, he ordered
who wanted him to judge cases to deposit their bonds at Rome, even
the city was still kept by his enemies.
the wish of consul Gaius Marius, praetor Lucius Damasippus
and massacred every man belonging to the nobility living in
his victims was Quintus Mucius Scaevola, the pontifex
maximus, who was murdered at the entrance of the shrine of
It [book 86]
contains an account of the renewal of the war against Mithridates
|Ex libro LXXXVII
exercitu eius fuso deletoque ad Sacriportum, in oppido Praeneste
urbem Romam ex inimicorum manibus recepit. Marium
erumpere temptantem reppulit.
legatis eius eadem ubique fortuna partium gestas continet.
|From book 87
destroying his army at Sacriportus, Sulla besieged Gaius Marius in the
town of Praeneste, and recovered the city of Rome from the hands of his
enemies. He repelled
Marius when he tried to break away.
It [book 87]
contains accounts of the achievements of his deputies, who
the same happy results.
eius exercitu ad Clusium ad Faventiam Fidentiamque caeso, Italia
cum Samnitibus (qui soli ex Italicis populis nondum arma posuerant)
urbem Romanam ante portam Collinam debellavit, reciperataque re p.
victoriam crudelitate quanta in nullo hominum fuit, inquinavit.
in villa publica trucidavit, tabulam proscriptionis posuit, urbem ac
Italiam caedibus replevit inter quas omnes Praenestinos inermes concidi
iussit, Marium, senatorii ordinis virum, cruribus bracchiisque fractis,
auribus praesectis et oculis effossis necavit.
obsessus a Lucretio Ofella, Sullanarum partium viro, cum per cuniculum
captaret evadere saeptum exercitu, mortem conscivit. Id
est, in ipso cuniculo, cum sentiret se evadere non posse, cum Telesino,
fugae comite, stricto utrimque gladio concurrit; quem cum occidisset,
saucius impetravit a servo ut se occideret.
|From book 88
out of Italy, having defeated his army at Clusium, Faventia, and
and fought, with the Samnites (the only Italian nation that had not
down its weapons yet) near the city of Rome at the Porta Collina, and
restored the state, soiled his beautiful victory with a greater cruelty
than anyone had ever displayed.
In the Villa
publica, he killed 8,000 people who had already surrendered,
a proscription list, filled the city and all of Italy with slaughter,
the murder of all unarmed Praenestines, and killed Marius, a man of
rank, after having broken his legs and arms, cutting off his ears and
out his eyes.
still besieged at Praeneste by Lucretius Ofella of the Sullan faction,
wanted to escape through a tunnel that turned out to be blocked by the
army, he choose death. That
means that when he found out that there was no escape from the tunnel,
he and Telesinus, his companion in flight, ran into each other's drawn
swords; Marius killed the other, was wounded himself, and killed by his
|Ex libro LXXXIX
M. Brutus a
Papirio Carbone Cossyra, quam adpulerant, missus nave piscatoria
ut exploraret an ibi iam Pompeius esset et circumventus navibus quas
miserat, in se mucrone verso ad transtrum navis obnixus corporis
Siciliam cum imperio a senatu missus Cn. Carbonem, qui flens
mortem tulit, captum occidit.
factus, quod nemo umquam fecerat, cum fascibus XXIIII
novis rei pub. statum confirmavit, tribunorum pleb. potestatem minuit
omne ius legum ferendarum ademit, pontificum augurumque collegium
ut essent XV, senatum ex equestri ordine supplevit, proscriptorum
ius petendorum honorum eripuit et bona eorum vendidit, ex quibus
primo rapuit. Redactum
est sestertium ter milies quingenties.
adversus voluntatem suam consulatum petere ausum iussit occidi in foro,
et cum hoc indigne ferret populus R., contione advocata se iussisse
Africa Cn. Domitium proscriptum et Hiertam, regem Numidiae, (bellum
victos occidit et quattuor et XX annos natus, adhuc eques R., quod
contigerat, ex Africa triumphavit.
proscriptus, in urbe Rhodo cum comprehenderetur, ipse se occidit.
proscriptis, clam capite adoperto ad posticias aedes Bastiae uxoris cum
accessisset, admissus non est quia illum proscriptum diceret. Itaque
ipse se transfodit et sanguine suo fores uxoris respersit.
Sulla Nolam in Samnio recepit. XLVII
legiones in agros captos deducit et eos his divisit.
Volaterras, quod oppidum adhuc in
armis erat, obsessum in deditionem accepit.
Mitylenae quoque in Asia, quae sola
urbs post victum Mithridaten arma retinebat, expugnatae dirutaeque sunt.
|From book 89
in a fisherman's ship by Gnaeus Papirius Carbo from Cossyra, where they
had put in, to Lilybaeum, to see if Pompey was already there, was
by ships sent by Pompey; he pointed his sword against himself and
it on a thwart of the ship, fell upon it with all his weight.
Pompey, sent to Sicily
by the Senate with special powers, killed Gnaeus [Papirius] Carbo, who
met his dead crying like a woman.
and had twenty-four fasces
carried before him, something that no one had ever done
new laws, he strengthened the republic, diminished the powers of the tribunes
of the plebs
by taking away from them the right to introduce legislation, expanded
number of priests and augurs to fifteen, enrolled members of the
order into the Senate, blocked the children of those who were
from obtaining office, sold their possessions, and was the first to
the profits. The
proceeds were 350,000,000 sesterces.
Lucretius Ofella murdered at the Forum because he had run for consul
his wishes, convened a meeting and explained to the angry Roman people
that he had ordered the assassination.
Pompey defeated and killed the exiled Gnaeus Domitius and king Hierta
Numidia (who were stirring up war), and at the age of twenty-four,
his African triumph, even though he was still a Roman knight
- an honor without precedent.
an exiled former consul, was arrested in the city of Rhodes, he
man, Mutilus, secretly, with his head covered, arrived at the rear
of his wife Bastia's residence, but was not allowed to enter because he
had been proscribed. Consequently,
he stabbed himself and besprinkled the doorway of his wife with his
Sulla recaptured Nola in Samnium. He
settled forty-seven legions
in the conquered country and divided it between them.
He besieged Volaterrae, a town still
putting up resistance, and accepted its surrender.
Finally, Mitylene in Asia, the only
city still in arms after the defeat of Mithridates, was captured and
|Ex libro XC
ei a senatu habitus est, ut in campo Martio sepeliretur.
acta Sullae temptaret rescindere, bellum excitavit. A
Q. Catulo collega Italia pulsus et in Sardinia frustra bellum molitus
cisalpinam Galliam obtinebat, a Cn. Pompeio occisus est.
in ulteriore Hispania ingens bellum excitavit. L.
Manlius procos. et M. Domitius legatus ab Hirtuleio quaestore proelio
P. Servilio procos. adversus Cilicas gestas continet.
|From book 90
died and the Senate honored him by allowing his burial on the Campus
who tried to revoke the acts of Sulla, caused a war. He
was expelled form Italy by his colleague Quintus Catulus and died in
where he had, in vain, tried to stir up a war.
who had received Cisalpine Gaul, was killed by Gnaeus Pompey.
another exile, launched a very big war in Hispania Ulterior. Proconsul
Lucius Manlius and Marcus Domitius, his deputy, were defeated in battle
It [book 90]
contains an account of the war waged by proconsul Publius Servilius