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Relief Comes from Agrigentum The result was that thenceforth the Carthaginians were somewhat less forward in making such attacks, and the Romans more cautious in foraging. Finding that the Carthaginians would not come out toThe Romans form two strongly-entrenched camps. meet them at close quarters any more, the Roman generals divided their forces: with one division they occupied the ground round the temple of Asclepius outside the town; with the other they encamped in the outskirts of the city
commander of the besieged forces, beginning by this time to
be seriously alarmed at the state of things, kept perpetually
sending messages to Carthage explaining their critical state,
and begging for assistance. A relief comes from Carthage to Agrigentum.Thereupon the
Carthaginian government put on board ship the
fresh troops and elephants which they had collected,
and despatched them to Sicily, with orders to join the
other commander Hanno. Hanno seizes Herbesus. This officer collected all hi