After the triumph the consular elections were held. The choice fell on Lucius Furius Purpurio and Marcus Claudius Marcellus.
Next day praetors were elected —Quintus Fabius Buteo, Tiberius Sempronius Longus, Quintus Minucius [p. 343]
Thermus, Manius Acilius Glabrio, Lucius Apustius1
Fullo, and Gaius Laelius.
About the end of the year a letter arrived from Titus Quinctius, stating that he had met King Philip in pitched battle in Thessaly and that the army of the enemy had been routed and put to flight.
This letter was read by Marcus Sergius the praetor, first in the senate, and then, by order of the senate, in the assembly, and by reason of this victory a thanksgiving of five days was decreed. Soon after ambassadors arrived both from Titus Quinctius and from King Philip.
The Macedonians were conducted outside the city to the villa publica,2
and were there furnished quarters and hospitality, and were granted an audience before the senate in the temple of Bellona. Their message was brief, to the effect that the king promised to do whatever the senate should have ordered.
In the traditional manner, a commission of ten was created, with whose advice Titus Quinctius the
commander should determine the conditions of peace for Philip, and a clause was added, providing that Publius Sulpicius and Publius Villius, who as consuls had held the province of Macedonia, should be members of the commission.
The people of Cosa3
at this time requested that the number of their colonists be increased; one thousand were ordered to be enrolled, with the proviso that no one
should be included in the number who had been engaged in hostilities against the state since the consulship of Publius Cornelius and Tiberius Sempronius.4 [p. 345]