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Polybius, Histories, book 2, Victory Over the Insubres (search)
Victory Over the Insubres The Consuls of the next year, however, Publius Furius B. C. 223. Philus and Caius Flaminius, once more invaded the Celtic lands, marching through the territory of the Anamares, who live not far from Placentia.Others read Ananes and Marseilles [*)ana/nwn . . . *massali/as]; but it seems impossible that the Roman march should have extended so far. Having secured the friendship of this tribe, they crossed into the country of the Insubres, near the confluence of the Adua and Padus. They suffered some annoyance from the enemy, as they were crossing the river, and as they were pitching their camp; and after remaining for a short time, they made terms with the Insubres and left their country. After a circuitous march of several days, they crossed the River Clusius, and came into the territory of the Cenomani. As these people were allies of Rome, they reinforced the army with some of their men, which then descended once more from the Alpine regions into the plains be