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1 37. lvii. 12-14), and it was probably customary for generals to hold out parts of it. Scipio seems to have been careless enough or honest enough not to reserve any booty for this purpose. This episode, together with the following, reveals, however, friction between the senate and the Scipios.
2 Cf. XXIX. xiv. 1. There are numerous references to the selection of Scipio Nasica as the vir optimus to receive the goddess (e.g. XXXV. x. 9). The choice of Brutus rather than Nasica as the dedicator of the temple may be an additional rebuke to him. See, however, the Periocha.
3 The chronology is incorrect. Africanus and Licinius were consuls in 205 B.C. (XXVIII. xxxviii. 12) and Cethegus and Tuditanus in 204 B.C. (XXIX. xi. 10), when the divinity was brought to Rome. Livius and Claudius were censors in this year (XXIX. xxxvii. 1). See also sect. 6 below.
4 B.C. 191
5 It is futile to try to determine just what Antias meant. Cf. XXXIV. liv. 3 for a similar statement.
6 The temple was vowed at the battle of the Metaurus in 207 B.C., but Livy has not mentioned before either the vow or the contract.
7 These events then belong to the early spring of 191 B.C.
8 This was in accordance with Greek ritual.
9 B.C. 191
10 This interpretation is somewhat unnatural but is necessary to secure consistency with i. 9 above.
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