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Translated by Rev. Canon Roberts
Content of Book XIV[277 - 272 BC]
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Content of Book XIV. 277 - 272 BC|
Pyrrhus crosses over into Sicily.
Many prodigies, among which, the statue of Jupiter in the Capitol is struck by lightning, and thrown down.
The head of it afterwards found by the priests. Curius Dentatus, holding a levy, puts up to sale the goods of a person who refuses to answer to his name when called upon.
[ 275 BC.]
Pyrrhus, after his return from Sicily, is defeated, and compelled to quit Italy. The censors hold a lustrum, and find the number of the citizens to be two hundred and sevent - one thousand two hundred and twenty-four.
A treaty of alliance formed with Ptolemy, king of Egypt. Sextilia, a vestal, found guilty of incest, and buried alive. Two colonies sent forth, to Posidonium and Cossa.
A Carthaginian fleet sails, in aid of the Tarentines, by which act the treaty is violated. Successful operations against the Lucanians, the Samnites, and the Bruttians. Death of king Pyrrhus.
Events: Pyrrhus in Sicily, Lightning in Rome, Pyrrhus defeated, Alliance with Ptolemy II of Egypt, Sextilia, a Vestal, condemned, Carthaginians help Tarentines, War with Lucanians of 272 BC, War with Samnites of 272 BC, War with Bruttians of 272 BC