The Scipios In Greece
Directly the news of the victory at sea reached Rome,
Supplicatio for the victory off Phocaea.
the Senate first decreed a public supplicatio
nine days,—which means a public and universal
holiday, accompanied by the sacrifice of thank
offerings to the gods for the happy success,—and next gave
audience to the envoys from Aetolia and Manius Acilius.
Answer to the Aetolian Envoys sent, on the intercession of Flamininus, when
When both parties had pleaded their cause
at some length, the Senate decreed to offer the
Aetolians the alternative of committing their
when cause unconditionally to the arbitration of the
Senate, or of paying a thousand talents down and
making an offensive and defensive alliance with
on the Aetolians desiring the Senate to state definitely on what points they
were to submit to such arbitration, the Senate refused to
define them. Accordingly the war with the Aetolians went
on. . . .