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Translated by Rev. Canon Roberts
Content of Book XVI[264 - 262 BC]
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Contents of Book XVI. 264 - 262 BC|
Origin and progress of the Carthaginian state. After much debate, the senate resolves to succour the Mammertines against the Carthaginians, and against Hiero, king of Syracuse. Roman cavalry, then, for the first time, cross the sea, and engage successfully, in battle with Hiero; who solicits and obtains peace.
[ 263 BC.]
A lustrum: the number of the citizens amounts to two hundred and ninety-two thousand two hundred and twenty-four. Decimus Junius Brutus exhibits the first show of gladiators, in honour of his deceased father.