ex naufragio plerique semermes in castra unde profecti erant redissent, consultari quid agerent coeptum. inde orta dissensio, aliis redeundum aliis penetrandum in Dardaniam censentibus; 8triginta ferme milia hominum, Clondico duce, quo profecti erant pervenerunt; cetera multitudo retro, qua venerat, Apolloniam meridianam regionem85 repetiit.
9Perseus, potitus regno, interfici Antigonum iussit; et dum firmaret res, legatos Romam ad amicitiam paternam renovandam petendumque ut rex ab senatu appellaretur misit. haec eo anno in Macedonia gesta.
59. Alter consulum Q. Fulvius ex Liguribus triumphavit; quem triumphum magis gratiae quam rerum gestarum magnitudini datum constabat. 2armorum hostilium magnam vim transtulit, nullam pecuniam admodum. divisit tamen in singulos milites tricenos aeris, duplex centurionibus, triplex equiti. 3nihil in eo triumpho magis insigne fuit quam quod forte evenit ut eodem die triumpharet quo priore anno ex praetura triumphaverat.
4Secundum triumphum comitia edixit, quibus creati consules sunt M. Iunius Brutus A. Manlius Vulso. 5praetorum inde, tribus creatis, . . . ,86 comitia tempestas diremit. postero die reliqui tres facti, ante diem quartum idus
men emerging from a shipwreck, and discussions began on what to do next. Then disagreement arose; some were for going back, others for pushing on into Dardania. About 30,000 men under Clondicus’211 leadership reached the destination for which they had set out; the rest of the horde headed back to Apollonia, the southern region,212 on the road by which they had come.
On gaining the throne Perseus had Antigonus put to death and, until he could establish his position, he sent envoys to Rome to renew the treaty made with his father and request that he be accorded the title of king by the senate. Such were that year’s events in Macedonia.
59. One of the consuls, Quintus Fulvius, triumphed over the Ligurians but it was generally agreed that it was Fulvius’ personal influence rather than the greatness of his achievements that was responsible for that triumph. He carried in the procession a large quantity of enemy weapons but absolutely no money. However, he did distribute thirty asses to each soldier, with double the amount going to centurions and triple to cavalrymen. The most remarkable feature of that triumph was the fact that Fulvius happened to celebrate it on the very day that he had triumphed after his praetorship the previous year.213
After the triumph Fulvius announced the elections, and at them Marcus Junius Brutus and Aulus Manlius Vulso were elected consuls. A storm interrupted the election of praetors that followed, when three had been elected. . . . The next day, the 12th of March, the other