The most powerful and most celebrated of all the Ligurian
tribes, inhabited the southern coast of Gaul from the Rhone to the Maritime Alps. They were
troublesome neighbours to Massilia, with which city they frequently carried on war. They were
subdued by the Romans, in B.C. 123, after a long and obstinate struggle, and the colony of
Aquae Sextiae was founded in their territory by the consul Sextius.