d a treaty with the Romans, upon what terms is not known, but they were doubtless liberal (vii. xix. 4)
The arms of Rome were then directed against the Aequi, who had been her enemies of old, but for many years past had remained quiet,Since 388 B.C. (vi. iv. 8). under colour of a peace which they observed but treacherously.
The reason for making war on them was as follows: before the overthrow of the Hernici they had repeatedly joined with them in sending assistance to the Samnites,Chiles from the enemy's camp.
The army of the Aequi, who for many years had made no war on their own account,i.e. while Aequians had volunteered for service in other armies, they had engaged in no war as a nation —at any rate with Rome —since 388 B.C. (vi. iv. 8). like a hastily levied militia, under no definite commanders and subject to no supreme authority, were in a state of panic. some were for offering battle, others for defending
the camp. The consideration that affected most of t