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1 Here the regular method is employed, in contrast with that recorded in the preceding sentence.
2 One of the pontiffs was elected pontifex maximus in the usual way, by the college of pontiffs, and while Livy may at times confuse cooptare and creare he discriminates between them here.
3 B.C. 183
4 Pessimists would naturally expect that the tents of the prophecy would be those of the enemy who was master of the City, but the omen has now been harmlessly fulfilled.
5 It was near the temple of Concord (lvi. 6; XL. xix. 1 below).
6 These events should then belong to the winter of 184-183 B.C. or the early spring of the latter year. Polybius (XXIV. i. ff.) puts them after the departure of the consuls, and so some months later in 183 B.C.
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