e of Rhegium, enamoured of the
pleasant site of the town and the private wealth of the citizens,
and seized the city after having, in imitation of the Mamertines,
first driven out some of the people and put others to the sword.
Now, though the Romans were much annoyed at this transaction, they could take no active steps, because they were deeply
engaged in the wars I have mentioned above. But having
got free from them they invested and besieged the troops.
They presently took the place and killed the greater number
in the assault,—for the men resisted desperately,
knowing what must follow,—but took more
than three hundred alive. B. C. 271. C. Quintus Claudus, L. Genucius Clepsina, Coss. These were sent to
Rome, and there the Consuls brought them into
the forum, where they were scourged and beheaded according to custom: for they wished as far as they
could to vindicate their good faith in the eyes of the allies.
The territory and town they at once handed over to the people