Zonaras 7.13 Part III: Conspiracies and Executions

Rome wages war with the Sabines; the consuls deal with conspiracy:

The Sabines, however, on account of their rage over the things which they had suffered, did not rest through the winter, but fell upon the Roman lands, and mistreated Postumius, who was then in his second consulship. They would have taken him with all of their force, if Menenius Agrippa (his co-consul) had not aided him. They set upon the Sabines and killed many of them, forcing the rest of them to retreat. After all of this, Spurius Cassius and Opiter Virginius made peace with the Sabines. They seized the town of Camerium, where they killed most of the inhabitans and sold the rest into slavery; they then razed the city to the ground.

Then Postumius Cominius and Titus Lartius caught and executed some slaves who had planned a siege of the Capitoline Hill. Servius Sulpicius and Marcus Tullius then prevented a different conspiracy of slaves and some other rebels which had been announced to them by some of the conspirators. They had these men bent over in a circle and butchered. Citizenship was granted to the informers.

Οἱ μέντοι Σαβῖνοι δι’ ὀργὴν ὧν ἔπαθον οὐδὲ τὸν χειμῶνα ἠρέμησαν, ἀλλὰ τὴν ῾Ρωμαΐδα χώραν κατέδραμον, καὶ τὸν Ποστούμιον ἐκάκωσαν τὸ δεύτερον ὑπατεύοντα· καὶ εἷλον ἂν αὐτὸν πανσυδί, εἰ μὴ Μενήνιος ᾿Αγρίππας ὁ συνάρχων αὐτῷ ἐπεκούρησε. προσπεσόντες δὲ αὐτοῖς πολλοὺς ἔφθειραν, ὥστε τοὺς λοιποὺς ἀναχωρῆσαι. μετὰ δὲ ταῦτα Σπούριός τε Κάσσιος καὶ ᾿Οπιτώριος Οὐεργίνιος ὑπατεύοντες τοῖς Σαβίνοις ἐσπείσαντο. Καμέριον δὲ τὸ ἄστυ ἑλόντες τοὺς μὲν πλείους ἀπέκτειναν, τοὺς δὲ λοιποὺς ζωγρήσαντες ἀπέδοντο, καὶ τὴν πόλιν κατέσκαψαν.

Ποστούμιος δὲ Κομίνιος καὶ Τίτος Λάρκιος δούλους τινὰς ἐπὶ καταλήψει τοῦ Καπιτωλίου συνωμοσίαν θεμένους συλλαβόντες ἔφθειραν. Σερούιός τε Σουλπίκιος καὶ Μάρκος Τούλλιος ἑτέραν αὖθις συνωμοσίαν δούλων καὶ ἄλλων δή τινων συστάντων αὐτοῖς προκατέλαβον, ἀγγελθεῖσαν αὐτοῖς πρός τινων τῆς ἐπιβουλῆς μετεχόντων. οὓς καὶ συσχόντες περισταδὸν κατέκοψαν. τοῖς δὲ μηνυταῖς ἄλλα τε καὶ πολιτεία ἐδόθη.

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