ame year a colony was sent out to Satricum by the Antiates, and that city, which had been destroyed by the Latins, was rebuilt.
Further, a treaty was entered into at Rome with envoys of the Carthaginians, who had come seeking friendship and an alliance.This is the first mention in Livy of a treaty with the Carthaginians, and Diodorus (XVI. lxix.) also speaks of it as the first, but Polybius (III. xxii.) tells of a treaty between Rome and Carthage made in the first year of the Republic (509 B.C.).
The same peaceful conditions continued at home and abroad during the consulship of Titus Manlius Torquatus and Gaius Plautius. But the rate of interest was reduced from one to one-half per cent.,cf. chap. xvi. § 1 and note.
and debts were made payable, one-fourth down and the remainder in three annual instalments; even so some of the plebeians were distressed, but the public credit was of greater concern to the senate than were the hardships of single persons. What did the most t