all were to rush forward suddenly with a shout and join battle at close quarters. The hurling of so many missiles, followed by an immediate charge, would throw the enemy into confusion. The spears of the Gauls were not like javelins, but what the Romans called pila, four-sided, part wood and part iron, and not hard except at the pointed end. In this way the army of the Boii was completely destroyed by the Romans.
Another Gallic force was defeated by Popillius, and B.C. 350 after this Camillus, son of the former Camillus, defeated the same tribe. Afterwards Æmilius Pappus won some trophies from the Gauls. Shortly before the consulships of Marius a most numerous and warlike horde of Celtic tribes, most formidable in bodily strength, made incursions into both Y.R. 649 Italy and Gaul, and defeated some of the Roman consuls, B.C. 105 and cut their armies in pieces. Marius was sent against them and he destroyed them all. The latest and greatest war of the Romans ag