mans, they all straightway fell to groaning, and so overcome were they with sorrow that it seemed as though they
could not possibly take it more to heart if they should be told that they must all die in that place.
finally, after a long silence —for the consuls were incapable of uttering a word, either for a treaty so disgraceful or against a treaty so necessary —
Lucius Lentulus, at that time first of the lieutenants both for his valour and his dignities,He had been consul 328 B.C. (viii. xxii. 8). His descendants assumed the surname of Caudini and a P. Cornelius Caudinus is mentioned at XXVI. xlviii. 9 and a L. Cornelius Caudinus at xxvii. xxi. 9. spoke as follows: consuls, I have often heard my father say that on the Capitol he was the only man who would not have the senate ransom the City from the Gauls with gold, since their enemies, who were most indolent besiegers, had not shut them in with trench and rampart, and they were able to make a sortie, if not without