After the commissioners were heard, Lucius Aemilius said, that he then proposed for consideration the business of the war:
and the senate decreed, that “tribunes for eight legions should be appointed, half by the consuls, and half by the people; but that none should be named for that year who had not held some magisterial office:
that, out of all the military tribunes, Lucius Aemilius should select such as he chose for the two legions that were to serve in Macedonia; and that, as soon as the Latin festival should be finished, the said consul, with the praetor Cneius Octavius, to whose lot the fleet had fallen, should repair to that province.”
To these was added a third, Lucius Anicius, the praetor who had the foreign jurisdiction; for it was resolved that he should succeed Appius Claudius in the province of Illyria, near Lychnidus.
The charge of raising recruits was laid on the consul Caius Licinius, who was ordered to enlist, of Roman citizens, seven thousand foot and two hundred horse, and to demand, from the Latin confederates, seven thousand foot and four hundred horse;
and also to write to Cneius Servilius, governor of Gaul, to raise there six hundred horse.
This force he was ordered to send, with all expedition, into Macedonia, to his colleague.
It was resolved, that there should be no more than two legions in that province, but that their numbers should be filled up so as that each should contain six thousand foot and three hundred horse; and that the rest of the foot and horse should be placed in the different garrisons;
that such men as were unfit for service should be discharged, and [p. 2080]
that the allies should be obliged to raise another body of ten thousand foot and eight hundred horse.
These were assigned as a reinforcement to Anicius, in addition to the two legions which he was ordered to carry into Illyria, consisting each of five thousand two hundred foot and three hundred horse; and five thousand seamen were raised for the fleet.
The consul Licinius was ordered to employ two legions in the service of his province, and to add to them ten thousand foot and six hundred horse of the allies.