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Translated by Rev. Canon Roberts
Content of Book XII[283 - 281 BC]
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Contents of BOOK XII. 283 - 281 BC |
The Senonian Gauls having slain the Roman ambassadors, war is declared against them: they cut off Lucius Caecilius, praetor, with the legions under his command,
The Roman fleet plundered by the Tarentines, and the commander slain: ambassadors, sent to complain of this outrage, are ill-treated and sent back; whereupon war is declared against them. The Samnites revolt; against whom, together with the Lucanians, the Bruttians, and Etruscans, several unsuccessful battles are fought by different generals.
Pyrrhus, king of Epirus, comes into Italy, to succour the Tarentines. A Campanian legion, sent, under the command of Decius Jubellius, to the garrison of Rhegium, murder the inhabitants, and seize the city.
Events: War gainst the Senonian Gauls, War against Tarente, Revolt of the Samnites, Battles against the Lucanians, Battles against the Bruttians, Battles against the Etruscans, Rhegium plundered by the Capanian legion