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History of Rome (Ab Urbe Condita) by Livy
Translated by Rev. Canon Roberts
Book VIII Chapter 22: War with Palaeopolis.[328-7 BC]
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The new consuls were Publius Plautius Proculus and Publius Cornelius Scapula. The year was not remarkable for anything at home or abroad beyond the fact that a colony was sent to Fregellae which was in the territory of Sidicum and had afterwards belonged to the Volscians

There was also a distribution of meat made to the people by Marcus Flavius on the occasion of his mother's funeral. There were many who looked upon this as the payment of a bribe to the people under the pretext of honouring his mother's memory. He had been prosecuted by the aediles on the charge of seducing a married woman, and had been acquitted, and this was considered in the light of a dole given in return for the favour shown him at the trial. It proved also to be the means of his gaining office, for at the next election he was made a tribune of the plebs in his absence and over the heads of competitors who had personally canvassed.

Palaeopolis was a city not far from the present site of Neapolis. The two cities formed one community. The original inhabitants came from Cumae; Cumae traced its origin to Chalcis in Euboea. The fleet in which they had sailed from home gave them the mastery of the coastal district which they now occupy, and after landing in the islands of Aenaria and Pithecusae they ventured to transfer their settlements to the mainland.

This community, relying on their own strength and on the lax observance of treaty obligations which the Samnites were showing towards the Romans, or possibly trusting to the effect of the pestilence which they had heard was now attacking the City, committed many acts of aggression against the Romans who were living in Campania and the Falernian country. In consequence of this, the consuls, Lucius Cornelius Lentulus and Quintus Publilius Philo, sent the fetials to Palaeopolis to demand redress. On hearing that the Greeks, a people valiant in words rather than in deeds, had sent a defiant reply, the people, with the sanction of the senate, ordered war to be made on Palaeopolis. The consuls arranged their respective commands; the Greeks were left for Publilius to deal with; Cornelius, with a second army, was to check any movement on the part of the Samnites. As, however, he received intelligence that they intended to advance into Campania in anticipation of a rising there, he thought it best to form a standing camp there.

Event: War with Palaeopolis

Secutus est annus nulla re belli domiue insignis, P. Plautio Proculo P. Cornelio Scapula consulibus, praeterquam quod Fregellas + Segninorum is ager, deinde Volscorum fuerat + colonia deducta et populo uisceratio data a M. Flauio in funere matris. erant qui per speciem honorandae parentis meritam mercedem populo solutam interpretarentur, quod eum die dicta ab aedilibus crimine stupratae matrisfamiliae absoluisset. data uisceratio in praeteritam iudicii gratiam honoris etiam ei causa fuit tribunatuque plebei proximis comitiis absens petentibus praefertur. Palaepolis fuit haud procul inde ubi nunc Neapolis sita est; duabus urbibus populus idem habitabat. Cumis erant oriundi; Cumani Chalcide Euboica originem trahunt. classe, qua aduecti ab domo fuerant, multum in ora maris eius quod accolunt potuere, primo [in] insulas Aenariam et Pithecusas egressi, deinde in continentem ausi sedes transferre. haec ciuitas cum suis uiribus tum Samnitium infidae aduersus Romanos societati freta, siue pestilentiae quae Romanam urbem adorta nuntiabatur fidens, multa hostilia aduersus Romanos agrum Campanum Falernumque incolentes fecit. igitur L. Cornelio Lentulo Q. Publilio Philone iterum consulibus, fetialibus Palaepolim ad res repetendas missis cum relatum esset a Graecis, gente lingua magis strenua quam factis, ferox responsum, ex auctoritate patrum populus Palaepolitanis bellum fieri iussit. inter consules prouinciis comparatis bello Graeci persequendi Publilio euenerunt; Cornelius altero exercitu Samnitibus, si qua se mouerent, oppositus + fama autem erat defectioni Campanorum imminentes admoturos castra + ; ibi optimum uisum Cornelio statiua habere.