At about the same time letters arrived both from Titus Quinctius, narrating what had happened before Lacedaemon, and from Marcus Porcius the consul, from Spain. Thanksgivings of three days each were decreed by the senate in the names of both.1
Lucius Valerius the consul, having enjoyed peace in his province after the defeat of the Boi near the forest of Litana, returned to Rome to hold
the elections, and announced the choice of Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (for the second time) and Tiberius Sempronius Longus.
Their fathers had been consuls in the first year of the Second Punic War. Next the praetorian elections were held; the choice fell on Publius Cornelius Scipio, Gnaeus Cornelius Merenda and Gnaeus Cornelius Blasio, Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, Sextus Digitius, and Titus Iuventius Thalna. After the elections were over the consul returned to the province.
This year the people of Ferentinum tried to secure2
a new privilege, to wit, that Latins who had registered as applicants for membership in a Roman colony should be Roman citizens.
For such of them as had given in their names were enrolled as colonists of Puteoli, Salernum, and Buxentum,3
and since they had on that account conducted themselves as Roman citizens, the senate gave judgment that they were not Roman citizens.4