Livy, History of Rome 42

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Liber XLII

a.u.c. 581I. L. Postumius Albinus M. Popilius Laenas consules1 cum omnium primum de provinciis et2 2exercitibus ad senatum rettulissent, Ligures utrique decreti sunt, ut novas ambo quibus eam provinciam obtinerent legiones—binae singulis decretae—et socium Latini nominis dena milia peditum et sescenos3 equites, et supplementum Hispaniae tria milia peditum Romanorum scriberent et ducentos equites. 3Ad hoc mille et quingenti pedites Romani cum centum equitibus4 scribi iussi, cum quibus praetor cui Sardinia obtigisset in Corsicam transgressus 4bellum gereret; interim M. Atilius, vetus praetor, 5provinciam obtineret Sardiniam. Praetores deinde provincias sortiti sunt, A. Atilius Serranus urbanam, C. Cluvius Saxula inter cives et peregrinos, N.5 Fabius Buteo Hispaniam citeriorem, M. Matienus ulteriorem, M. Furius Crassipes Siciliam, C. Cicereius 6Sardiniam. Priusquam in provincias6 magistratus proficiscerentur, senatui placuit, L. Postumium consulem ad agrum publicum a privato terminandum

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Book XLII

Book XLII

I. When the consuls Lucius Postumius Albinus and b.c. 173 Marcus Popilius Laenas had first of all referred to the senate the question of the provinces and the armies, the Ligurians were decreed to them both, with the provision that they should each enlist legions with which to hold this province—two were decreed to each—and for each also ten thousand infantry and six hundred cavalry of the allies of the Latin confederacy, and as a reinforcement for Spain three thousand Roman infantry and two hundred cavalry. It was also ordered that fifteen hundred Roman infantry and one hundred cavalry be enrolled, taking whom the praetor to whose lot Sardinia should have fallen was to cross to Corsica to prosecute the war there; in the meantime Marcus Atilius, the old praetor, was to hold the province of Sardinia. The praetors then cast lots for the provinces. The civil jurisdiction was received by Aulus Atilius Serranus, that between citizens and aliens by Gaius Cluvius Saxula, Farther Spain by Numerius Fabius Buteo, Nearer Spain by Marcus Matienus, Sicily by Marcus Furius Crassipes, Sardinia by Gaius Cicereius. The senate decreed that before the magistrates departed for their provinces, Lucius Postumius the consul should proceed to Campania to determine the boundaries between the public and private lands,

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.livy-history_rome_42.1938