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The same ungovernable temper which the consul had displayed towards the Ligurians he now showed in refusing to obey the senate.  He at once sent the legions into winter quarters at Pisae and returned to Rome angry with the senate and furious with the praetors. Immediately on his arrival he convened the senate in the temple of Bellona, where he delivered a long an bitter harangue against the praetor.  He ought, he said, to have asked the senate to decree honours to the immortal gods for the successes he had won, instead of which he had induced the senate to pass a resolution in favour of the enemy by which he transferred his (the speaker's) victory to the Ligurians and practically ordered the consul to surrender to them.  He therefore imposed a fine on him and asked the senators to make an order rescinding the resolution against him and [5??] also to do, now that he was in Rome, what they ought to have done when he was away, immediately they received his despatch, namely, to decree a solemn thanksgiving, first as honouring the gods and then as showing at least some regard for him.  Some of the senators attacked him to his face quite as severely as they had done in his absence, and he returned to his province without either of his demands being conceded.  The other consul, Postumius, spent the summer in surveying the fields and returned to Rome for the elections without even having seen his province.  The new consuls were C. Popilius Laenas and P. Aelius Ligus. The new praetors were C. Licinius Crassus, M. Junius Pennus, Sp. Lucretius, Sp. Cluvius, Cn. Sicinius, and C. Memmius for the second time.
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