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3. The consuls transacted the necessary business [p. 161]at Rome and departed for their provinces. [2] Publius1 Villius, on his arrival in Macedonia, found a dangerous mutiny in the army, begun some time before and not repressed with sufficient vigour at the outset. [3] There were about two thousand soldiers who had been brought back from Africa to Sicily after the defeat of Hannibal, and about a year later moved to Macedonia as volunteers.2 They asserted that this had not been done with their consent; they had been put on board by their tribunes in spite of their protests. [4] But whatever the facts were, whether their service was compulsory or voluntary, it was, they said, finished, and it was right that there be some end to their soldiering. [5] For many years they had not seen Italy; they had grown old under arms in Sicily, Africa, Macedonia; they were now worn out by labour and exertion and drained of blood by the many wounds they had received. [6] The consul replied that their demand for discharge seemed to have merit if properly presented; but neither this cause nor any other justified mutiny. [7] Accordingly, if they chose to remain with the standards and obey orders, he would write to the senate regarding their discharge; they would obtain what they wanted more easily by obedience than by resistance.

1 B.C. 199

2 The enlistment of volunteers from the African army was authorized at XXXI. viii. 6; their enlistment was mentioned at XXXI. xiv. 2.

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