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LIBRI XXXVIII PERIOCHA

M. Fulvius cos. in Epiro Ambracienses obsessos in deditionem accepit, Cephallaniam subegit, Aetolis perdomitis pacem dedit. Cn. Manlius cos., collega eius, Gallograecos, Tolostobogios et Tectosagos et Trocmos, qui Brenno duce in Asiam transierant, cum soli citra Taurum montem non apparerent, vicit. eorum origo et quo modo ea loca, quae tenent, occupaverint, refertur. exemplum quoque virtutis et pudicitiae in femina traditur. quae cum regis Gallograecorum uxor fuisset, capta centurionem, qui ei vim intulerat, occidit.

Lustrum a censoribus conditum est. censa sunt civium capita C͞C͞L͞V͞I͞I͞I͞ CCCX. cum Ariarathe, Cappadociae rege, amicitia iuncta est. Cn. Manlius, contradicentibus X legatis, ex quorum consilio foedus cum Antiocho conscripserat, de Gallograecis acta pro se in senatu causa triumphavit. Scipio Africanus die ei dicta, ut quidam tradunt, a Q. Petillio tr. pl., ut quidam, a Naevio, quod praeda ex Antiocho capta aerarium fraudasset, postquam is dies venit,

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BOOK XXXVIII

SUMMARY OF BOOK XXXVIII

The consul Marcus Fulvius accepted the surrender in Epirus of the Ambracians, whom he had been besieging, subdued Cephallania and, after crushing the Aetolians, granted them peace. His colleague, the consul Gnaeus Manlius, defeated the Gallogaeci (the Tolostobogii, the Tectosagi and the Trocmi), who had crossed into Asia under Brennus’ leadership, when they were the only people this side of the Taurus range not to bend the knee to Rome. Their origin is discussed and how they occupied the areas that they possess. An example is also given of virtue and purity in a woman. She, the wife of a king of the Gallogrecians, had been taken prisoner and she killed a centurion who had sexually assaulted her.

The lustrum was closed by the censors. The number of citizens registered was 258,310. A treaty was concluded with Ariarathes, king of Cappadocia. In the teeth of opposition from the ten commissioners on whose advice he had framed the treaty with Antiochus, Gnaeus Manlius celebrated a triumph over the Gallograeci after arguing the case for himself in the senate. Scipio Africanus was arraigned (some say by the plebeian tribune Quintus Petilius, though others say by Naevius) on a charge of having defrauded the treasury of the plunder taken from Antiochus; and when the trial date arrived and he was called

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.livy-history_rome_38.2018