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er nothing but her free birth and her chastity, and with these a fertility which would be enough evenB.C. 171 for a wealthy home. We have six sons, and two daughters, both of whom are now married. Four of our sons have assumed the toga of manhood,That is, were over sixteen or seventeen; the man's toga, except for senators, was plain white; the boy's had a purple border-stripe. two wear the boys' stripe. I became a soldier in the consulship of Publius Sulpicius and Gaius Aurelius.200 B.C., cf. XXXI. v. 1. In the army which was taken over to Macedonia I served two years as a private soldier against King Philip; in the third year, for my bravery, Titus Quinctius Flamininus made me centurion of the tenth maniple of the advance formation.The advance formation (hastati) was the lowest in rank of the three main subdivisions of the legion, and the tenth maniple the lowest in rank in the formation; from his subsequent status, it seems likely that Ligustinus was given the forward cen
iple the lowest in rank in the formation; from his subsequent status, it seems likely that Ligustinus was given the forward centurionship (prior), not the very lowest in the legion, the rear (posterior). For the origin of these subdivisions of the legion, cf. VIII. viii. 5-13; Polybius VI. 21. 6-23. After the defeat of Philip and the Macedonians, when we had been brought back to Italy and discharged, immediately I set out for Spain as a volunteer soldier with Marcus Porcius the consul.195 B.C., cf. XXXIII. xlii. 7 and xliii. The consul was the famous Cato the Censor. Ligustinus had returned to Italy before his commander Flamininus, who returned at the same time that Cato came back from Spain. No one, of all the generals now living, was a keener observer and judge of bravery, as those know who have had experience of him and other leaders, too, through long service. This general judged me worthy to be assigned as centurion of the forward first century of the advance formation
was given the rank of centurion of the forward first century of the main formation. When King Antiochus had been driven out and the Aetolians beaten, we were brought back to Italy; and twice after that I was in campaigns where the legionsB.C. 171 served for a year. Then I campaigned twice in Spain, once when Quintus Fulvius Flaccus was praetor,181 B.C., cf. XL. i. 1, xvi. 7-10, xxx —xxxiii, xxxvi. 10-11 and xxxix —xl. and again when Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus held that office.180 B.C., cf. XL. xxxv. 2, xl. 14. I was brought home by Flaccus along with the others whom he brought with him from the province for his triumph because of their bravery;Cf. XL. xliii. 4-7. I went back to the province because Tiberius Gracchus asked me. Four times within a few years I held the rank of chief centurion; thirty-four times I was rewarded for bravery by my generals; I have received six civic crowns.For saving the life of a Roman citizen. I have done twenty-two years of service in
der Flamininus, who returned at the same time that Cato came back from Spain. No one, of all the generals now living, was a keener observer and judge of bravery, as those know who have had experience of him and other leaders, too, through long service. This general judged me worthy to be assigned as centurion of the forward first century of the advance formation. For the third time I enlisted, again voluntarily, in the army which was sent against the Aetolians and King Antiochus.191 B.C., cf. XXXVI. i. ff. By Manius Acilius I was given the rank of centurion of the forward first century of the main formation. When King Antiochus had been driven out and the Aetolians beaten, we were brought back to Italy; and twice after that I was in campaigns where the legionsB.C. 171 served for a year. Then I campaigned twice in Spain, once when Quintus Fulvius Flaccus was praetor,181 B.C., cf. XL. i. 1, xvi. 7-10, xxx —xxxiii, xxxvi. 10-11 and xxxix —xl. and again when Tiberius Semp
nlisted, again voluntarily, in the army which was sent against the Aetolians and King Antiochus.191 B.C., cf. XXXVI. i. ff. By Manius Acilius I was given the rank of centurion of the forward first century of the main formation. When King Antiochus had been driven out and the Aetolians beaten, we were brought back to Italy; and twice after that I was in campaigns where the legionsB.C. 171 served for a year. Then I campaigned twice in Spain, once when Quintus Fulvius Flaccus was praetor,181 B.C., cf. XL. i. 1, xvi. 7-10, xxx —xxxiii, xxxvi. 10-11 and xxxix —xl. and again when Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus held that office.180 B.C., cf. XL. xxxv. 2, xl. 14. I was brought home by Flaccus along with the others whom he brought with him from the province for his triumph because of their bravery;Cf. XL. xliii. 4-7. I went back to the province because Tiberius Gracchus asked me. Four times within a few years I held the rank of chief centurion; thirty-four times I was rewarded f
After the consul had said what he wished, Spurius Ligustinus, one of the men who had appealed to the tribunes of the people, asked of the consul and the tribunes that he be permitted to address a few words to the people. With everyone's permission he is said to have spoken as follows: "I, Spurius Ligustinus of the tribe of Crustumina,The district of this tribe lay just north of Rome; it was perhaps a new tribe in 495 B.C., cf. II. xxi. 7. come of Sabine stock, fellow-citizens. My father left me an acreThis was less than the standard minimum of two iugera for landed property; Ligustinus was therefore technically a proletarius, and no doubt needed his military career as a means of livelihood. of land and a little hut, in which I was born and brought up, and to this day I live there. When I first came of age, my father gave me as wife his brother's daughter,Marriage of first cousins was at times not recognized as legal at Rome; it is not clear whether this was a rus