Summary of Book XXXII
Many prodigies, reported from various quarters, are
recorded, among them that the laurel had grown on the
stern of a war-ship. Titus Quinctius Flamininus the
consul fought successfully against Philip in the passes of
Epirus, put him to flight, and forced him to retire to his
kingdom. He himself, with the Aetolians and Athamanes
as allies, harried Thessaly, which adjoins Macedonia, his
brother Lucius Quinctius Flamininus Euboea and the seacoast, in naval warfare, aided by King Attalus and the
Rhodians. The Achaeans were received in friendship.
The number of praetors was increased so that six each
year were elected. A conspiracy of slaves, started for the
purpose of freeing the Carthaginian hostages, was crushed
and two thousand five hundred executed. Cornelius
Cethegus the consul routed the Insubrian Gauls in battle.
A treaty of friendship was struck with the Lacedaemonians
and their tyrant Nabis. Besides, the takings of cities in
Macedonia are recorded.