Ab Urbe Condita
Et ut cum imperio esset, qui classem eam duceret--duxit L. Oppius Salinator, qui priore anno aedilis plebei fuerat--
And--that there might be someone possessing the imperium to lead the fleet--selected Lucius Oppius Salinator, who had been plebeian aedile the previous year....
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from T. Livius: History of Rome (Volume X: Books 35-37), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 301, translated by Evan T. Sage, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1935, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.