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1 B.C. 168
2 The Marrucini, Paeligni, Samnites, and Vestini were Italian “allies” of the Romans; Firmum, Cremona, Placentia, and Aesernia were colonies with Latin rights.
3 Plutarch credits Aemilius with ordering a horse to be let loose, in order to bring on the battle.
4 B.C. 168
5 Two leaves of the MS. are missing at this point. Judging from Plutarch, these pages contained a description of the advance of the armies from camp, their battle-order, skirmishing by the light-armed troops in which the Macedonians had the advantage, the charge of the Paelignians against some Macedonian light infantry and their collision with the phalanx (cf. below, sec. 9), and perhaps the impression made on Aemilius by the phalanx, an impression which he was careful not to show at the time.
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