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18. insequens annus Postumum Cominium et1 T. Largium2 consules habuit. [2] eo anno Romae, cum per ludos ab Sabinorum iuventute per lasciviam scorta raperentur, concursu hominum rixa ac prope proelium fuit, parvaque ex re3 ad rebellionem spectare videbatur. [3] super4 belli Sabini5 metum id quoque accesserat, quod triginta iam coniurasse populos concitante Octavio Mamilio satis constabat. [4] in hac tantarum exspectatione rerum sollicita civitate dictatoris primum creandi mentio orta. sed nec quo anno, nec quibus consulibus, quia ex factione Tarquiniana essentid quoque enim traditurparum creditum sit, nec quis primum dictator creatus sit, satis constat. [5] apud veterrimos tamen auctores T. Largium6 dictatorem primum, Sp. Cassium [p. 276] magistrum equitum creatos invenio. consulares legere;7 ita lex iubebat de dictatore creando lata. [6] eo magis adducor ut credam Largium, qui consularis erat, potius quam M'. Valerium8 Marci filium9 Volesi nepotem, qui nondum consul fuerat, moderatorem et magistrum consulibus appositum; [7] quin,10 si maxime ex ea familia legi dictatorem vellent, patrem multo potius M. Valerium spectatae virtutis et consularem virum legissent.

[8] creato dictatore primum Romae, postquam praeferri secures viderunt, magnus plebem metus incessit, ut intentiores essent ad dicto parendum. neque enim, ut in consulibus qui pari potestate essent, alterius auxilium, neque provocatio erat neque ullum usquam nisi in cura parendi auxilium. [9] Sabinis etiam creatus Romae dictator, eo magis quod propter se creatum crediderant, metum incussit. [10] itaque legatos de pace mittunt. quibus orantibus dictatorem senatumque ut veniam erroris hominibus adulescentibus darent, responsum, ignosci adulescentibus posse, senibus non posse, qui bella ex bellis sererent. [11] actum tamen est de pace, impetrataque foret, si, quod impensae factum in bellum erat, praestare Sabiniid enim postulatum eratin animum induxissent. bellum indictum: tacitae indutiae quietum annum tenuere.

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1 A.U.C. 253

2 Largium ω: Larcium madvig (with Dion. Hal. v. 1. 1) from chap. xxi. 1. but Cassiodorius gives Largus, and it is safer (with Conway and Walters) to follow the MSS. where, as here, they agree.

3 ex re Gronov.: ex re res (or ex re . . . spectare res) ω.

4 super Duker: supra ω.

5 Sabini R2ς: Latini ω: Conway and Walters bracket supra . . . metum as a marginal summary.

6 Largium ω: Larcium Uς (so in § 6, below).

7 A.U.C. 253

8 M'. Valerium gruter: M. Valerium ω.

9 Marci filium Rhenanus: marci fufium (or the like) ω.

10 quin lehnert: qui (quis P) ω.

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