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[ 10 | 5. Fabìus and Hunnibal, In the war Ioet wcem the Carthaginians and the Romans, Hannibal commandcrl the ar mies of the former, Fabius, those of the latter. An exchange of prisoners was agreed om between then ou tuis condition, that he who had the fewer in number, should pay down in money the ransom of the remainder. On counting the prisoners, it was found that the Roman captives in the hands of the Carthaginians were two hundred and sorty in ex cess. Fabius informed the JRomam Senate of thic particulars of the contpact, and the excess of the prisoners, but they refused to ratify the contract or to send the money. They moreover reproached I'a}»ius, with having engagei: to free men who by their cowardice had fallen into disgrace. Fabius received the rebuke with calmness, but judged in his own mind that though it might be just to leave amen in captivity who had behaved with such pusillanimity, yet it would be still more just to sulfil an