in accordance with this plebiscite the senate, on being consulted, restored to Oppia and Cluvia first their property and their freedom: if they wished to request other compensations from the senate, it ordered them to come to Rome.
for the Capuans, family by family,1
decrees were passed, [p. 131]
which it is not worth while to recount in full.
property of some of them was to be confiscated, themselves and their children and wives sold, except the daughters who, before they became subject to the authority of the Roman people, had married into other communities.
others were to be put in chains and action concerning them considered later. in the case of other Capuans they graded their census rating also, to determine whether their property should be confiscated or not.3
as for captured cattle, except horses, they decreed that they be restored to their owners, and slaves, except adult males, also everything which was not attached to the soil.
all Capuans, Atellani, Calatini, Sabatini, except such of them as had been with the enemy,4
either themselves or their fathers, were to be free men, it was ordered, with the reservation that
no one of them should be a Roman citizen or reckoned a Latin, and that no one of them who had been at Capua while the gates were closed should remain in the city or in the territory of Capua beyond a certain date; that a region across the Tiber, but not touching the Tiber, be given them as a dwelling —place.5
as for those who during the war had not been in Capua nor in a Campanian city which had revolted from the Roman people, it was voted that these should be removed this side of the Liris river in the direction of Rome;
and that those who had come over to the Romans before Hannibal came to Capua should be removed this side of the Volturnus, no one of them to have land or building nearer the sea than fifteen miles.6
of those removed across the Tiber, neither the men themselves nor their descendants were to acquire or [p. 133]
hold anywhere except in the districts of Veii, Sutrium7
or Nepete, with the provision that no one was to have a larger amount of land than fifty iugera.
the property of all senators and of those who had held office at Capua, Atella, Calatia they ordered to be sold at Capua; that the free persons who, it had been voted, should be offered for sale be sent to Rome and sold at Rome.
images, statues of bronze, which were said to have been captured from the enemy, they referred to the college of pontiffs, to decide which of them were sacred and which profane.
in view of these decrees the Campanians were much sadder when dismissed than when they had come to Rome. and no longer did they lay the blame upon the harshness of Quintus Fulvius towards them, but upon the partiality of the gods and their accursed fortune.