Collatia and all the land about it was taken from the Sabines, and Egerius, son to the king's brother, was left there with' a garrison.
I understand that the people of Collatia were thus surrendered, and that the form of the surrender was as follows: the king asked them, “Are ye ambassadors and deputies sent by the people of Collatia to surrender yourselves and the people of Collatia?” “We are.” “Are the people of Collatia their own masters?” “They are.” “Do ye surrender yourselves and the people of Collatia, their city, lands, water, boundaries, temples, utensils, and every thing sacred or profane belonging to them, into my power, and that of the Roman people?”
“We do.” “Then I receive them.”
The Sabine war being ended, Tarquin returned in triumph to Rome. After that he made war upon the ancient Latins, where they came on no occasion to a general engagement; yet by carrying about his arms to the several towns, he subdued the whole Latin nation. Corniculum, old Ficulea, Cameria, Crustumerium, Ameriola, Medullia, and Nomentum, towns which either belonged to the ancient Latins, or which had revolted to them, were taken. Upon this a peace was concluded.
The works of peace were then set about with greater spirit, even than the efforts with which he had conducted his wars; so that the people enjoyed no more ease and quiet at home, than they had done abroad:
for he both set about surrounding the city with a stone wall, on the side where he had not fortified it, the beginning of which work had been interrupted by the Sabine war, and the lower parts of the city round the forum and the other valleys lying between the hills, because they did not easily carry off the water from the flat grounds, he drains by means of sewers drawn sloping downward into the Tiber.
Moreover he levels an area for founding a temple to Jupiter in 'the Capitol, which he had vowed to him in the Sabine war; his mind even then presaging the future grandeur of the place.