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1 The commissioners could have had relations with Manlius only because he had succeeded to the tasks left unfinished by Scipio. According to xxxvii. 11 above they did not reach Asia until after the Galatian campaign was concluded, and they could have had no military duties as legati except on the return, although Manlius speaks of them as eye-witnesses of his victory (xlvii. 4 below).
2 B.C. 187
3 There seems to be no basis for either charge in the preceding narrative of Livy, but this may be due to his selection of sources.
4 This may explain the rather aimless invasion of Pamphylia mentioned in xv. 5-6 above.
5 There seems to be no other allusion to this prophecy, but there may have been many such oracles in independent circulation and attributed to the Sibyl to increase their authority.
6 The senate had foreseen the probability of a war with the Gauls (XXXVII. li. 10), but there is no record of a formal declaration of war or of the performance of the ceremonial acts mentioned in sect. 6 below.
7 speaker is describing the formal fetial procedure.
8 B.C. 187
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