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The Gauls In Asia During this period Prusias also did a thing which Prusias and the Gauls. See ch. 78. deserves to be recorded. The Gauls, whom King Attalus had brought over from Europe to assist him against Achaeus on account of their reputation for courage, had separated from that monarch on account of the jealous suspicions of which I have before spoken, and were plundering the cities on the Hellespont with gross licentiousness and violence, and finally went so far as actually to besiege Ili
and children in the camp, leaving
the baggage to be plundered by his soldiers. This achievement of Prusias delivered the cities on the Hellespont from
great fear and danger, and was a signal warning for future
generations against barbarians from Europe being over-ready
to cross into Asia.
Such was the state of affairs in Greece and Asia. Meanwhile the greater part of Italy had joined the CarthaginiansB. C. 220-216.
after the battle of Cannae, as I have shown before. I will
interrupt my narrativ