rtaking. who had raided the lands of Pisa and Bologna to suchB.C. 187 effect that they could not be cultivated.
Having subdued them too, the consul granted peace to their neighbours.
And, because he had brought it to pass that the province was free from war, that he might not leave his army idle, he built a road from Bologna to Arezzo.If, as seems probable, there was already a road from Arezzo to Rome, the new road provided a route to Gaul shorter than the Via Flaminia (built in 220 B.C. by the father of the present consul) and the Via Aemilia (see sect. 10 below), by way of Ariminum.
The other consul, Marcus Aemilius, burned and ravaged the farms and villages of the Ligurians which were in the plains or valleys, the people themselves holding the two mountains Ballista and Suismontium. Then, attacking the men who were on the mountains, he first wore them out with small skirmishes, then forced
them to come down to face his battle-line and defeated them in a regul