Gaius Cornelius was granted a triumph with the consent of all.
The people of Placentia and Cremona contributed to the applause given the consul, expressing their gratitude to him and testifying that they had been freed by him from the peril of siege, and many even that they had been rescued from slavery after they had been prisoners in the hands of the enemy.
Quintus Minucius, simply offering a motion, when he saw the whole senate opposed to him, declared that he would celebrate his triumph on the Alban Mount, both by virtue of his consular imperium
and with the precedent of many distinguished men.1
Gaius Cornelius the [p. 341]
consul, while still in office, triumphed over the2
Insubres and Cenomani.
In the procession were displayed many standards, much Gallic spoil was carried in captured carts, many noble Gauls were led before his chariot, and some say that Hamilcar3
the Carthaginian general was among them;
but what especially attracted attention was the throng of colonists of Cremona and Placentia, following his car with caps of liberty4
upon their heads.
He carried in the triumph two hundred and thirty-seven thousand asses
of bronze, and seventy-nine thousand pieces of coined5
silver; his gifts to the soldiers were seventy asses
of bronze each, twice that amount to each centurion and thrice to each cavalryman.
Quintus Minucius the consul triumphed over the Ligures and Gallic Boi on the Alban Mount. This triumph was of lesser note because of the place where it was held, the gossip about his exploits, and because all knew that the cost of it was taken, not duly requisitioned, from the treasury, but nevertheless in standards and wagons and spoils it almost equalled the other.
The amount of money too was about the same: the money carried amounted to two hundred and fifty-four thousand asses
of bronze, fifty-three thousand two hundred pieces of coined silver; his donatives to his soldiers were the same as his colleague's.