|Ex libro XCVI
Crixum, fugitivorum ducem, cum XX milia hominum cecidit. Cn.
Lentulus cos. male adversus Spartacum pugnavit. Ab
eodem L. Gellius cos. et Q. Arrius praetor acie victi sunt.
Perpenna et M. Antonio et aliis coniuratis in convivio interfectus est
octavo ducatus sui anno; magnus dux et adversus duos imperatores,
et Metellum, vel frequentius victor, ad ultimum et saevus et
partium ad Marcum translatum, quem Cn. Pompeius victum captumque
ac recepit Hispanias decimo fere anno quam coeptum erat bellum.
et Cn. Manlius praetor male adversus Spartacum pugnaverunt idque bellum
M. Crasso praetori mandatum est.
|From book 96
Quintus Arrius crushed Crixus, the leader of the runaway slaves, and
Gnaeus Lentulus, however, unsuccessfully fought against Spartacus. Consul
Lucius Gellius and praetor Quintus Arrius were defeated by the same
At a banquet,
was killed by Marcus Perpenna, Marcus Antonius and other conspirators,
during the eighth year of his command; he had been a great leader and
two commanders, Pompey and Metellus, he had often been successful,
in the end, he changed into a savage and prodigal man. Leadership
of his faction was transferred to Marcus [Perpenna], who was defeated,
captured and killed by Gnaeus Pompey, after the latter had recovered
in the almost tenth year after the beginning of the war.
Gaius Cassius and praetor Gnaeus Manlius unsuccessfully fought against
Spartacus, and the war was confined to praetor Marcus Crassus.
|Ex libro XCVII
primum cum parte fugitivorum quae ex Gallis Germanisque constabat
pugnavit, caesis hostium XXXV milia et ducibus eorum Casto et
Spartaco dein debellavit, caesis eum ipso LX milibus.
bellum adversus Cretenses parum prospere susceptum morte sua finiit.
Ponto adversus Mithridaten feliciter pugnavit, caesis hostium amplius
M. Crassus et
Pompeius coss. facti (S.C. Pompeius, antequam quaesturam gereret, ex
Romano) tribuniciam potestatem restituerunt. Iudicia
quoque per M. Aurelium Cottam praetorem ad equites Romanis translata
rerum suarum coactus ad Tigranen, Armeniae regem, confugit.
|From book 97
Marcus Crassus first fought victoriously with a part of the runaways,
Gauls and Germans, and killed 35,000 of them, including their leaders
and Gannicus. Then
he completely defeated Spartacus, who was killed with 60,000 people.
Antonius unsuccessfully fought a war against the Cretans, which came to
an end with his own dead.
Lucullus subdued Thrace.
successfully fought against Mithridates
in Pontus. More than 60,000 enemies were killed.
Crassus and Gnaeus Pompey were made consuls (Pompey after a special senatorial
decree, because he had not occupied the quaestorship
and was still a Roman knight),
and reconstituted the tribunicial
praetor Marcus Aurelius Cotta transferred control of the law courts to
the Roman knights.
forced Mithridates to flee to king Tigranes
|Ex libro XCVIII
Mithridatis, Bospori rex, a L. Lucullo in amicitiam receptus est.
L. Gellius censores asperam censuram egerunt IIII et LX senatu
quibus lustro condito censa sunt civium capita DCCCC milia.
in Sicilia adversus piratas prospere rem gessit.
Capitolio, quod incendio consumptum ac refectum erat, a Q. Catulo
Armenia Mithridaten et Tigranen et ingentes utriusque regis copias
bello adversus Cretenses mandato Cydoniam urbem obsedit.
Luculli, adversus Mithridaten parum prospere pugnavit. Lucullum,
ne persequeretur Mithridaten ac Tigranen summamque victoriae inponeret,
seditio militum tenuit, quia sequi nolebant, id est duae legiones
quae impleta a se stipendia dicentes Lucullum reliquerunt.
|From book 98
of Mithridates and king of Bosphorus, received the title of friend
from Lucius Lucullus.
Gnaeus Lentulus and Lucius Gellius conducted a strict censorship,
64 men from the Senate. They
celebrated the ritual cleansing of the state and registered 900,000
praetor Lucius Metellus successfully fought against the pirates.
rededicated the reconstructed temple of the Capitoline Jupiter, which
been destroyed by fire.
in Armenia, Lucius Lucullus routed Mithridates, Tigranes and their
Metellus took over the war against the Cretans and besieged the city of
A deputy of
Gaius Triarius, fought unsuccessfully against Mithridates. A
revolt of soldiers who did not want to go any further, prevented
from pursuing Mithridates and Tigranes and obtaining the ultimate
involved were the two legions
of Valerius, which deserted Lucullus saying that their term of service
|Ex libro XCIX
Cnoson et Lyctum et Cydoniam et alias plurimas urbes expugnavit.
pl. legem tulit ut equitibus Romanis in theatro XIIII gradus proximi
ad populum lata persequi piratas iussus qui commercium annonae
intra quadragesimum diem toto mari eos expulit, belloque cum his in
confecto acceptis in deditionem piratis agros et urbes dedit.
a Q. Metello adversus Cretenses continet et epistulas Metelli et Cn.
invicem missas. Queritur
Q. Metellus gloriam sibi rerum a se gestarum a Pompeio praeripi, qui in
Cretam miserit legatum suum ad accipiendas urbium deditiones. Pompeius
rationem reddit hoc se facere debuisse.
|From book 99
Quintus [Caecilius] Metellus captured Cnossus, Lyctus, Cydonia and many
of the plebs
, passed the law that the first 14 rows in the theater were to be
to the Roman knights.
Pompey was ordered by a law, passed by the People's Assembly, to pursue
who had cut off the food supply. Within forty days he expelled them
the entire sea, brought the war against them to Cilicia,
and gave land and cities to the pirates that surrendered to him.
It [book 99]
contains an account of Quintus Metellus' war against the Cretans, and
letters exchanged between Metellus and Gnaeus Pompey. Quintus
Metellus complains that the glory of his victory was stolen by Pompey,
who had sent a deputy to Crete to accept the surrender of the cities.
explained why this had to be done.
|Ex libro C
pl. magna indignatione nobilitatis legem tulit ut Pompeio Mithridaticum
bellum mandaretur. [lacuna]
contio eius bona.
Cretensibus liberae in id tempus insulae leges dedit.
gerendum bellum adversus Mithridaten profectus cum rege Parthorum,
amicitiam renovavit. Equestri
proelio Mithridaten vicit.
inter Phraaten, Parthorum regem, et Tigranen, Armeniorum, ac deinde
filium Tigranen patremque gestum continet.
|From book 100
the great indignation of the nobility, tribune Gaius Manilius passed a
law that transferred the [Third] Mithridatic
War to Pompey. [lacuna]
his speech was excellent.
the Cretans, Quintus Metellus gave laws to their island, which had
then been independent.
the friendship with the king of the Parthians,
Phraates [III], to wage war against Mithridates. In
an equestrian battle, Mithridates was defeated.
It [book 100]
contains an account of the war between king Phraates of the Parthians
Tigranes of the Armenians, and after this of Tigranes the younger