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Britoma'ris

a leader of the Senonian Gauls, who induced his countrymen to murder the Roman ambassadors who had been sent to complain of the assistance which the Senones had rendered to the Etruscans, then at war with Rome. The corpses of the Roman ambassadors were mangled with every possible indignity; and as soon as the Roman consul, P. Cornelius Dolabella, heard of this outrage, he marched straight into the country of the Senones, which he reduced to a desert, and murdered all the males, with the exception of Britomaris, whose death he reserved for his triumph. (Appian, Samn. 5.1, 2, p. 55, ed. Schw., Gall. xi. p. 83; comp. Plb. 2.19; Liv. Epit. 12.)

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