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Strabo, Geography, Book 7, chapter 5 (search)
er brother Apsyrtus who was pursuing her; and then, opposite the country of the Iapodes, Cyrictica,Now Veglia. then the Liburnides,Now Arbo, Pago, Isola Longa, and the rest. about forty in number; then other islands, of which the best known are Issa,Now Lissa. TraguriumNow Trau. (founded by the people of Issa), and Pharos (formerly Paros, founded by the PariansIn 384 B.C. (Diodorus Siculus, 15. 13).), the native land of DemetriusDemetrius of Pharos, on making common cause with the Romans in 229 B.C., was made ruler of most of Illyria instead of Queen Tuta (Polybius, 2-10 ff.). the Pharian. Then comes the seaboard of the Dalmatians, and also their sea-port, Salo.Now Salona, between Klissa and Spalato. This tribe is one of those which carried on war against the Romans for a long time; it had as many as fifty noteworthy settlements; and some of these were cities—Salo, Priamo, Ninia, and Sinotium (both the Old and the New), all of which were set on fire by Augustus. And there is An
Appian, Wars in Spain (ed. Horace White), CHAPTER I (search)
home, and also for performing exploits and acquiring popularity. For whatever property he took he divided, giving one part to the soldiers, to stimulate their zeal for future plundering with him. Another part he sent to the treasury of Carthage, and a third he distributed to the chiefs of his own faction there. This continued until certain Spanish kings and other chieftains gradually united and put him to death in the following manner. They loaded a lot of wagons with wood and drove them in advance with oxen, they following behind Y.R. 525 prepared for battle. When the Africans saw this they fell B.C. 229 to laughing, not perceiving the stratagem. When they came to close quarters the Spaniards set fire to the wagons and drove the oxen against the enemy. The fire, being carried in every direction by the fleeing oxen, threw the Africans into confusion. Their ranks being thus broken the Spaniards dashed among them and killed Hamilcar himself and a great many others who came to his aid.
Appian, Punic Wars (ed. Horace White), CHAPTER II (search)
CHAPTER II Hannibal's Invasion of Italy -- Scipio's Invasion of Africa -- Consternation at Carthage -- Syphax and Masinissa -- War between Masinissa and Carthage Y.R. 525 Not long afterwards the Carthaginians invaded Spain B.C. 229 and were gradually subduing it, when the Saguntines appealed to Rome and a boundary was fixed to the Carthaginian advance by agreement that they should not cross the river Ebro. The Carthaginians, under the lead of Hannibal, violated this treaty by crossing the stream, and having done so Hannibal marched against Italy, leaving the command in Spain in the hands of others. The Roman generals in Spain, Publius Cornelius Scipio and Gnæus Cornelius Scipio, two brothers, after having performed some brilliant exploits were both slain by the enemy. The generals who succeeded them fared badly until Scipio, the son of the Publius Scipio who was killed in Spain, set sail Y.R. 544 thither, and making all believe that he was come by a B.C. 210 d
Appian, Illyrian Wars (ed. Horace White), CHAPTER II (search)
nus, and Pharus in succession, where he established garrisons. When he threatened the rest of the Adriatic with his fleet, the isle of Issa implored the aid of the Romans. The latter sent ambassadors to accompany the Issii and to ascertain what offences Agron imputed to them. The Illyrian vessels attacked the ambassadors on their voyage and slew Cleemporus, the envoy of Issa, and the Roman Coruncanius; the remainder escaped Y.R. 525 by flight. Thereupon the Romans invaded Illyria by land B.C. 229 and sea. Agron, in the meantime, had died, leaving an infant son named Pinnes, having given the guardianship and regency to his wife, although she was not the child's mother. Demetrius, who was Agron's governor of Pharus and who held Corcyra also, surrendered both places to the invading Romans by treachery. The latter then entered into an alliance with Epidamnus and went to the assistance of the Issii and of the Epidamnians, who were besieged by the Illyrians. The latter raised the siege and
Polybius, Histories, book 2, Teuta Sends Out Another Fleet (search)
Teuta Sends Out Another Fleet When the season for sailing was come Teuta sent out a B. C. 229. Another piratical fleet sent out by Teuta. larger fleet of galleys than ever against the Greek shores, some of which sailed straight to Corcyra; while a portion of them put into the harbour of Epidamnus on the pretext of taking in victual and water, but really to attack the town. The Epidamnians received them without suspicion and without taking any precautions. Their treacherous attack on Epidamnus, which is repulsed. Entering the town therefore clothed merely in their tunics, as though they were only come to fetch water, but with swords concealed in the water vessels, they slew the guards stationed at the gates, and in a brief space were masters of the gate-tower. Being energetically supported by a reinforcement from the ships, which came quickly up in accordance with a pre-arrangement, they got possession of the greater part of the walls without difficulty. But though the citizens were t
Polybius, Histories, book 2, Corcyra Submits To the Romans (search)
Corcyra Submits To the Romans In this same season one of the Consuls, Gnaeus B. C. 229, The Roman Consuls, with fleet and army, start to punish the Illyrians. Fulvius, started from Rome with two hundred ships, and the other Consul, Aulus Postumius, with the land forces. The plan of Gnaeus was to sail direct to Corcyra, because he supposed that he should find the result of the siege still undecided. But when he found that he was too late for that, he determined nevertheless to sail to the island because he wished to know the exact facts as to what had happened there, and to test the sincerity of the overtures that had been made by Demetrius. Demetrius of Pharos. For Demetrius, being in disgrace with Teuta, and afraid of what she might do to him, had been sending messages to Rome, offering to put the city and everything else of which he was in charge into their hands. Corcyra becomes a "friend of Rome." Delighted at the appearance of the Romans, the Corcyreans not only surrendered th
Polybius, Histories, book 3, Hannibal Succeeds to Command in Spain (search)
fallen into their power, they were on the alert to seize any opportunity that presented itself of retaliating upon Rome. At the death of Hasdrubal, to whom they had committed the command in Iberia after the death of Hamilcar, they waited at first to ascertain the feelings of the army; but when news came from thence that the troops had elected Hannibal as commander in-chief, a popular assembly was at once held, and the choice of the army confirmed by a unanimous vote. Death of Hamilcar, B. C. 229. As soon as he had taken over the command, Hannibal set out to subdue the tribe of the Olcades; and, having arrived before their most formidable city Althaea, he pitched his camp under its walls; and by a series of energetic and formidable assaults succeeded before long in taking it: by which the rest of the tribe were overawed into submission to Carthage. Death of Hasdrubal, B. C. 221.Having imposed a contribution upon the towns, and thus become possessed of a large sum of money, he went to
Titus Livius (Livy), The History of Rome, Book 22 (ed. Benjamin Oliver Foster, Ph.D.), chapter 33 (search)
off, was allowed to go; and five and twenty slaves were crucified, on the charge of having conspired in the Campus Martius. The informer was rewarded withB.C. 217 freedom and twenty thousand sesterces. Ambassadors were dispatched to Philip,Philip V., with whom the Romans were to fight the first two Macedonian wars of 216-205 B.C. and 200-197 B.C. King of the Macedonians, to demand the person of Demetrius of Pharus,Demetrius of Pharus (an island off the coast of Illyria) had (in 229 B.C.) treacherously surrendered to the Romans the island Corcyra, of which the Illyrian queen Teuta had made him governor. Rewarded for this service with the governorship of a number of islands, he was guilty of plundering Roman allies, and Aemilius Paulus led an expedition against him which resulted (in 219) in his defeat and exile. who, beaten in war, had fled to him for refuge; and others to expostulate with the Ligurians, because they had aided the Phoenician with supplies and men, and
Titus Livius (Livy), The History of Rome, Book 24 (ed. Frank Gardener Moore, Professor Emeritus in Columbia University), chapter 40 (search)
icumIn southern Illyria (Albania), at the south end of the bay behind the Acroceraunian Mountains, almost directly opposite Brundisium. to MarcusB.C. 214 Valerius, the praetor,Strictly propraetor; x. 4; xx. 12. who with his fleet was guarding Brundisium and the neighbouring coast of Calabria. They reported that Philip had first sailed up the river with a hundred and twenty small vessels having two banks of oars and attacked Apollonia;The city, in southern Illyria, and allied with Rome since 229 B.C., lay near the river Aoüs and about seven miles inland, about thirty miles north of Oricum. Later it attracted young Romans pursuing their studies, e.g. Octavian. and that then, when the undertaking proved slower than he anticipated, had secretly moved his army to Oricum by night; also that that city, situated in a plain and not strong either in walls or armed men, had been taken by assault. Making this report, they begged him to lend aid and by land and sea to keep an undoubted en
Titus Livius (Livy), The History of Rome, Book 32 (ed. Evan T. Sage, Ph.D. Professor of Latin and Head of the Department of Classics in the University of Pittsburgh), chapter 33 (search)
the Roman began: He said that his speech was simple; for he would say only what was essential if there were to be terms of peace. The king must withdraw his garrisons from all the cities of Greece, must give up the captives and fugitives to the allies of the Roman people, must restore to the Romans the parts of IllyricumAfter the peace of 205 B.C. (XXIX. xii. 1), Philip had occupied certain districts on the Illyrian coast which Rome had taken over after the defeat of the Illyrians in 229 B.C. (Per. XX). which he had occupied subsequent to the peace which had been made in Epirus, and must give back to King Ptolemy of Egypt the cities which he had seized since the death of Ptolemy Philopator. These were his conditions and those of the Roman people; but the king must hear besides the demands of the allies. The ambassador of King Attalus demanded that the ships and prisoners which had been taken in the naval battle off Chios be given back, and that the NicephoriumA sacre
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