satis constabat utrum Latinam an civium Romanorum deduci placeret. postremo Latinam potius coloniam deducendam patres censuerunt. 6triumviri creati sunt P. Scipio Nasica C. Flaminius L. Manlius Acidinus.
Eodem anno Mutina et Parma coloniae civium Romanorum sunt deductae, 7bina milia hominum, in agrum qui proxime Boiorum ante Tuscorum fuerat; octona iugera Parmae quina Mutinae acceperunt. 8deduxerunt triumviri M. Aemilius Lepidus T. Aebutius Parrus L. Quinctius Crispinus. 9et Saturnia colonia civium Romanorum in agrum Caletranum est deducta. deduxerunt triumviri Q. Fabius Labeo C. Afranius Stellio Ti. Sempronius Gracchus. in singulos iugera data dena.
56. Eodem anno A. Terentius proconsul haud procul flumine Hibero, in agro Ausetano, et proelia secunda cum Celtiberis fecit, et oppida, quae ibi communierant, aliquot expugnavit. 2ulterior Hispania eo anno in pace fuit, quia et P. Sempronius proconsul diuturno morbo est implicitus, et nullo lacessente peropportune quieverunt Lusitani. 3nec in Liguribus memorabile quicquam a Q. Fabio consule gestum.
Ex Histria revocatus M. Marcellus, exercitu dimisso, Romam comitiorum causa rediit. 4creavit consules Cn. Baebium Tamphilum et L. Aemilium Paullum. cum M.
not agreed on whether the colonists should be Latins or Roman citizens. Eventually the senators voted for the establishment of a Latin colony. The triumvirs elected for it were Publius Scipio Nasica, Gaius Flaminius and Lucius Manilius Acidinus.
The same year saw the founding of Mutina and Parma as colonies of Roman citizens.222 Two thousand people were settled at each of the two colonies, in territory that had most recently belonged to the Boii and before that the Etruscans. Each colonist received eight iugera223 at Parma and five at Mutina. The founding triumvirs were Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, Titus Aebutius Parrus and Lucius Quinctius Crispinus. Saturnia224 was also established as a colony of Roman citizens in Caletranian territory. The founding triumvirs here were Quintus Fabius Labeo, Gaius Afranius Stellio and Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus. Settlers were each given ten iugera.
56. That same year the proconsul Aulus Terentius fought some successful engagements with the Celtiberians in Ausetanian territory, not far from the River Ebro,225 and he also took by storm a number of towns that the Celtiberians had fortified in that region. Farther Spain was at peace that year: the proconsul Publius Sempronius was stricken with a lingering sickness and while no one no was attacking them the Lusitanians very fortunately remained inactive. And no action worthy of note was taken by the consul Quintus Fabius among the Ligurians, either.
On being recalled from Histria, Marcus Marcellus demobilized his army and returned to Rome for the elections. There he declared Gnaeus Baebius Tamphilus and Lucius Aemilius Paullus consuls.226 Paullus had been curule aedile with Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and it was now
- 222Mutina (Modena): Barr. 39 H4; Parma: 39 G4.
- 223A iugerum was roughly two-thirds of an acre.
- 224Barr. 42 B3.
- 225Ausetani: Barr. 25 H4; TIR K/J-31, 39. In fact, their chief town, Auso, lay about a hundred miles northeast of the Ebro.
- 226Cn. Baebius Tamphilus (41), praetor 199; L. Aemilius Paullus (114), praetor 191.