of male free men about ten thousand were captured. from that number Scipio released those who were citizens of New Carthage and restored to them their city and also all the property which the war had spared to them.
the artisans numbered about two thousand men. these he announced would be public slaves of the Roman people, with the not distant hope of freedom if they should actively exert themselves in providing the equipment for war.
the rest of the multitude, made up of young non —citizens and strong slaves, he turned over to the fleet to recruit the oarsmen; and he had enlarged the fleet by eight1
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from this multitude were the Spanish hostages, who2
were cared for just as if they were the children of allies.
captured also was a vast amount of war material: a hundred and twenty catapults of the largest model, two hundred and eighty —one
of the smaller; twenty —three larger ballistae,
fifty —two smaller; larger and smaller scorpions and arms and missile weapons, a vast number; seventy —four military standards.
of gold also and silver a large quantity was brought to the general. there were two hundred and seventy —six gold paterae,3
nearly all of them weighing a pound; of silver, the unwrought and coined, there were eighteen thousand three hundred pounds, of silver vessels a large number.
all of these, after weighing and counting, were delivered to Gaius Flaminius, the quaestor. of wheat there were four hundred thousand pecks; of barley two hundred and seventy thousand.
sixty-three merchantmen were attacked and captured in the harbour, some with their cargoes, grain, arms, also bronze and iron and linen and Spanish broom4
and ship timber also for the building of a fleet, so that in the midst of these
great resources for the war that were captured (New) Carthage itself was the smallest part of it all.