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[69] Antony suggested to the relatives of Libo that they
B.C. 39
should summon him from Sicily for the purpose of congratulating his brother-in-law,1 and to accomplish something more important; and he promised him a safe-conduct. His relatives wrote promptly and Pompeius acquiesced. Libo, on his arrival, cast anchor at the isle of Pithecusa, which is now called Ænaria.2 When the people learned this, they assembled together again and besought Octavius with tears to send letters of safeguard to Libo, who desired to negotiate with him for peace. He did so reluctantly. The people also threatened to burn Mucia, the mother of Pompeius, with her house, if she did not communicate with her son in the interest of peace. When Libo perceived that his enemies were on the point of yielding, he demanded that the leaders themselves should come together in order to make such concessions to each other as they could agree upon. The people compelled them to this course, and, accordingly, Octavius and Antony went to Baiæ.

1 ἐπὶ συνησθήσει τοῦ κήδους; Musgrave suggested συνθέσει. (an agreement) "instead of συνησθήσει (congratulation), and Mendelssohn concurs, but does not change the text.

2 The modern Ischia.

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