Livy, History of Rome 41

LCL 332: 184-185

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Liber XLI

a.u.c. 576I. . . .1 a patre in pace habitam armasse eoque iuventuti praedandi cupidae pergratus esse dicebatur. Consilium de Histrico bello cum haberet consul, alii gerendum extemplo, antequam contrahere copias hostes possent, alii consulendum prius senatum censebant. Vicit sententia quae diem non proferebat. 2Profectus ab Aquileia consul castra ad lacum Timavi posuit; imminet mari is lacus. Eodem decem navibus C. Furius duumvir navalis venit. 3Adversus Illyriorum classem creati duumviri navales erant, qui tuendae2 viginti navibus maris superi


Book XLI

Book XLI

I. . . . Aepulo1 was said to have armed a people b.c. 178 which had been kept in peace by his father and thus to have won great favour with the youth, who were desirous of plundering. When a council regarding a war with the Histrians2 was held by the consul,3 some argued that it should be begun at once, before the enemy should be able to draw his forces together, others that the senate should first be consulted.4 That opinion prevailed which proposed no delay. The consul, setting out from Aquileia, encamped near the lake of Timavus; this lake lies close to the sea. Gaius Furius,5 the duumvir navalis, came to the same place with a fleet of ten ships. To oppose the fleet of the Illyrians duumviri navales had been elected, who, with twenty ships to protect the coast of the upper6

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.livy-history_rome_41.1938