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1 Probably for this reason we have an unusually detailed account of the campaign and we get a clear impression of the arguments employed.
2 The Licinian-Sextian legislation of 367 B.C. provided that one consul must be a plebeian and both might be. It was customary to elect one from each order.
3 B.C. 193
4 Cf. i. 3 ff. above.
5 Cf. XXXII. xvi. 9, etc.
6 He had been praetor in 195 B.C. (XXXIII. xlii. 7).
7 Laelius was the most intimate friend of Scipio Africanus. He had entered politics late and had been praetor in 196 B.C. (XXXIII. xxiv. 2).
8 He was praetor in 194 B.C. (XXXIV. xlii. 4).
9 Probably, but not certainly, the man mentioned in v. 8 above.
10 He had been plebeian aedile in 197 B.C. (XXXIII. xxv. 2). The circumstantial quality of Livy's details increases our confidence in his accuracy in the account of the campaign.
11 Africanus and Nasica were actually cousins, but Roman nomenclature is sometimes slightly vague on such points. The Flaminini were real brothers, as the antithesis in sect. 8 (fratre germano non patrueli) shows.
12 Cf. XXXIV. lii. 4 ff.
13 His second consulship was in 194 B.C., his censorship in 198 B.C.
14 B.C. 193
15 Cf. XXIX. xiv. 8.
16 I.e., for trespassing on public lands which they had not leased: cf. e.g., XXXIII. xlii. 10.
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