Livy, History of Rome 42

LCL 332: 506-507

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Liber XLII Periocha

Q. Fulvius Flaccus censor templum Iunonis Laciniae tegulis marmoreis spoliavit, ut aedem, quam dedicabat, tegeret. Tegulae ex senatus consulto reportatae. Eumenes Asiae rex in senatu de Perseo Macedoniae rege questus est; cuius iniuriae in populum Romanum referuntur. Ob quas bello ei indicto P. Licinius Crassus consul, cui mandatum erat, in Macedoniam transiit, levibusque expeditionibus, equestribus proeliis, in Thessalia cum Perseo . . .1 eventu pugnavit. Inter Masinissam et Carthaginienses de agro fuit lis.2 Dies iis a senatu ad disceptandum datus. Legati missi ad socias civitates regesque rogandos, ut in fide permanerent, dubitantibus Rhodiis. Lustrum a censoribus est: censa sunt civium capita C͞C͞L͞X͞V͞I͞I͞3 CCXXXI. Res praeterea adversus Corsos et Liguras prospere gestas continet.

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Book XLII

Summary of Book XLII

The censor Quintus Fulvius Flaccus stripped the temple of Juno Lacinia of its marble tiles, in order to roof the temple which, he was dedicating. The tiles, by order of the senate, were taken back. Eumenes, king of Asia, complained before the senate of Perseus, king of Macedonia; the wrong-doings of Perseus were laid before the Roman people for action. Because of these wrongdoings war was declared against him, and Publius Licinius Crassus, the consul, who had been placed in command, crossed to Macedonia and in sallies of light troops and cavalry battles fought with Perseus in Thessaly with [varying?]1 outcome. There was a dispute over territory between Masinissa and the Carthaginians. A day for arguing the case was set for them by the senate. Envoys were sent to request the allied states and kings to remain loyal, but the Rhodians wavered. The five-year period was closed by the censors; there were enumerated as citizens 267,2312 persons. The book also covers successful campaigns against the Corsicans and Ligurians.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.livy-history_rome_42.1938