See in the Hist. August. p. 116, 117, the whole contest between Alexander and the senates extracted from the journals of that assembly. It happened on the sixth of March, probably of the year 223, when the Romans had enjoyed, almost a twelvemonth, the blessings of his reign. Before; the appellation of Antoninus was offiered him as a title of honour, the senate waited to see whether Alexander would not assume it, as a family name.