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Corcyra Submits To the Romans In this same season one of the Consuls, Gnaeus B. C. 229, The Roman Consuls, with fleet and army, start to punish the Illyrians. Fulvius, started from Rome with two hundred ships, and the other Consul, Aulus Postumius, with the land forces. The plan of Gnaeus was to sail direct to Corcyra, because he supposed that he should find the result of the siege still undecided. But when he found that he was too late for that, he determined nevertheless to sail to the island because he wished to know the exact facts as to what had happened there, and to test the sincerity of the overtures that had been made by Demetrius. Demetrius of Pharos. For Demetrius, being in disgrace with Teuta, and afraid of what she might do to him, had been sending messages to Rome, offering to put the city and everything else of which he was in charge into their hands. Corcyra becomes a "friend of Rome." Delighted at the appearance of the Romans, the Corcyreans not only surrendered th