Cæcilius Metellus, his successor in the prætorship,
attacked the Apulians and overcame them in battle.
Pompædius, one of the rebel generals, here lost his life. The
survivors joined Metellus separately. Such was the course of events
throughout Italy as regards the Social War, which had raged with violence
thus far and until the whole of Italy came into the Roman state except the
Lucanians and the Samnites. These also seem to have obtained what they
desired somewhat later. They were each enrolled in tribes of their own, like
those who had been admitted to citizenship before, so that they might not,
by being mingled with the old citizens, vote them down in the elections by
force of numbers.