When these speeches against and for the bill had been delivered, the next day an even greater crowd of women appeared in public, and all of them in
a body beset the doors of the Bruti, who were vetoing their colleagues' proposal, and they did not desist until the threat of veto was withdrawn by the, tribunes.
After that there was no question that all the tribes would vote to repeal the law. The law was repealed twenty years after it was passed.
Marcus Porcius the consul, as soon as the Oppian1
law was abrogated, at once set out for the harbour of Luna with twenty-five warships, of which five belonged to the allies, having ordered his army to muster at the same place and sent a proclamation along the coast to collect ships of every kind;
as he set out from Luna he issued an order that they should follow him to the port of Pyrenaeus, and thence he would proceed against the enemy with all the fleet.
They sailed past the Ligurian mountains and the Gallic gulf and joined him on the day he had set. Thence they sailed to Rhoda and ejected by violence a guard of Spaniards that was in the fortress.
From Rhoda with favouring winds they came to Emporiae, and there landed all the forces except the naval allies.