3. CN. DOMITIUS CN. F. CN. N. AHENOBARBUS, son of the preceding, was sent in his consulship B. C. 122, against the Allobroges in Gaul, because they had received Teutomalius, the king of the Salluvii and the enemy of the Romans, and had laid waste the territory of the Aedui, the friend of the Romans. In 121 he conquered the Allobroges and their ally Vituitus, king of the Arverni, near Vindalium, at the confluence of the Sulga and the Rhodanus; and he gained the battle mainly through the terror caused by his elephants.
He commemorated his victory by the erection of trophies, and went in procession through the province carried by an elephant.
He triumphed in 120. (Liv. Epit. 61
; Florus, 3.2
; Strab. iv. p.191
; Cic. Font. 12
26; Vell. 2.10
; Oros. 5.13
; Suet. Nero 2
, who confounds him with his son.)
He was censor in 115 with Caecilius Metellus, and expelled twenty-two persons from the senate. (Liv. Epit. 62
; Cic. Clu. 42
He was also Pontifex. (Suet. l.c.
) The Via Domitia in Gaul was made by him. (Cic. Font. 8