h great dispatch. Gnaeus Julius the consul was left behind to protect the city; and Lucius Julius, the master of the horse, to meet the sudden demands which arise in war, that the troops might not be hampered in camp by the want of anything that they might need.
The dictator, repeating the words after Aulus Cornelius the pontifex maximus, vowedB.C. 431 to celebrate great gamesNot to be confounded with the annual Ludi Magni established by A. Postumius after his victory at Lake Regillus, 499 B.C. The present reference is to votive games to be given, in the event of victory, as payment in full for the assistance of the gods. if he succeeded in quelling the outbreak, and, dividing his army with the consul Quinctius, set out from Rome and came to the enemy.
Seeing that the opposing forces occupied two camps with a little space between, the Roman generals followed their example and encamped about a mile from the enemy, the dictator nearer to Tusculum and the consul to Lanuvium.