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2 The tribe in question was not the Allobroges, according to Polybius, III. xlix., but afforded the Carthaginians protection against the Allobroges.
3 A turn to the left is unintelligible at this point in the march, and must be explained as due to a duplication of the march up the Rhone mentioned in § 2.
4 Neither the Durance nor any of these tribes is mentioned by Polybius. But Polybius disliked to encumber his narrative with outlandish geographical names that would mean nothing to his readers, and they are less likely to be arbitrary embellishments  —on the part either of Livy or his source —than authentic details drawn from a source or sources common to Livy and Polybius and omitted by Polybius for the reason given. (The same may be said of the name of the Gallic prince in § 6.) If we assume that Hannibal ascended the Isère-Drac to the Druentia and thence crossed the Genèvre, he would have touched the territories of these tribes, and there would be no great difficulty in reconciling the account in Livy with that in Polybius (see De Sanctis, p. 69).
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