This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
1 The terms here given are in essence those given by Polybius (XXII. xv). The formal beginning appears to be that regularly employed in foedera non aequa, i.e. treaties between a politically superior and a politically inferior state. It is thus interpreted by Cicero (Balb. 35).
2 Dolus malus is technical and legal; its implication is the intent to injure or deceive another.
3 The second class of exceptions apparently includes citizens of Rome and allied states who were in arms against their native cities during the period of the active Aetolian alliance with Rome in the Second Macedonian War. But neither the meaning nor the purpose of the clause is entirely clear.
4 Polybius (l.c.) says merely τῷ ἄρχοντι, meaning, probably, a Roman prefect in Corcyra. Livy seems to misunderstand, and there seems to be no point in the demand that these persons be handed over to native magistrates in Corcyra.
5 B.C. 189
6 Polybius (l.c.) states the equivalence in terms of minae, preserving the ratio of 10:1, and adds certain details as to the financial settlement.
7 Livy and Polybius (l.c.) agree on these names, but one or the other name is nevertheless wrong. The colleague of T. Flamininus in the consulship was Sex. Aelius Paetus (XXXII. viii. 1), while Domitius was consul in 192 B.C. with L. Flamininus (XXXV. x. 10). Titus was named in the corresponding section of the consul's proposals (ix. 10 above), but it is possible that the senate made this particular condition easier by changing the date from 198 B.C. to 192 B.C.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.