A colony settled at Spoletum. [Y.R. 512. B.
c. 240.] An army sent against the Ligurians; being the
first war with that state. The Sardinians and Corsicans rebel,
and are subdued. [Y.R. 514. B.C. 238.] Tuccia, a vestal,
found guilty of incest. War declared against the Illyrians,
who had slain an ambassador; they are subdued and brought
to submission. [Y.R. 515. B.C. 237.] The number of prae-
tors increased to four. The Transalpine Gauls make an irruption into Italy: are conquered and put to the sword. [Y.R.
516. B.C. 236.] The Roman army, in conjunction with the
Latins, is said to have amounted to no less than three hundred
thousand men. [Y.R. 517. B.C. 235.] The Roman army for
the first time crosses the Po; fights with and subdues the Insubrian Gauls. [Y.R. 530. B.C. 222.] Claudius Marcellus,
consul, having slain Viridomarus, the general of the Insubrian
Gauls, carries off the spolia opima.
[Y.R. 531. B.C. 221.]
The Istrians subdued; also the Illyrians, who had rebelled.
[Y.R. 532. B.C. 220.] The censors hold a lustrum, in which
the number of the citizens is found to be two hundred and
seventy thousand two hundred and thirteen. The sons of
freedmen formed into four tribes; the Esquiline, Palatine,
Suburran, and Colline. [Y.R. 533. B.C. 219.] Caius Flaminius, censor, constructs the Flaminian road, and builds the