d it mostly arises from
brutal drunkenness, and intemperate feeding. B. C. 297
In the fourth year after this, the Samnites
and Gauls made a league, gave the Romans battle in the
neighbourhood of Camerium, and slew a large number.
Incensed at this defeat, the Romans marched out a few days
afterwards, and with two Consular armies engaged the enemy in
the territory of Sentinum; and, having killed the greater number of them, forced the survivors to retreat in hot haste each
to his own land. B. C. 283. Again, after another interval
of ten years, the Gauls besieged Arretium with
a great army, and the Romans went to the assistance of the
town, and were beaten in an engagement under its walls.
The Praetor LuciusLucius Caecilius, Livy, Ep. 12. having fallen in this battle, Manius
Curius was appointed in his place. The ambassadors, sent
by him to the Gauls to treat for the prisoners, were treacherously murdered by them. At this the Romans, in high wrath, sent
an expedition against them, which w