crossed to Sardinia, with a reinforcement of ships, and accompanied by some of those whose reputation as naval commanders stood high. But before very long he was blockaded
in a certain harbour by the Romans, and lost a large number
of ships; and was thereupon summarily arrested by the surviving Carthaginians and crucified. This came about because
the first thing the Romans did upon getting a navy was to try
to become masters of Sardinia.
During the next year the Roman legions in B. C. 259.
Sicily did nothing worthy of mention. In the
next, after the arrival of the new Consuls, Aulus Atilius
and Gaius Sulpicius, they started to attack
Panormus because the Carthaginian forces were
wintering there. B. C. 258. Coss. A. Atilius, Calatinus, C. Sulpicius, Paterculus. The Consuls advanced close
up to the city with their whole force, and drew
up in order of battle. But the enemy refusing
to come out to meet them, they marched away and attacked
the town of Hippana. Hippana and Myttistra