Marseilles Complains about the Ligurians
This year there came ambassadors also from the people of
B. C. 155. The Ligurians harass Marseilles and besiege Antibes and Nice.
Marseilles, who had long been suffering from the
Ligurians, and at that time were being closely
invested by them, while their cities of Antipolis
and Nicaea were also subjected to a siege.
They, therefore, sent ambassadors to Rome to
represent the state of things and beg for help. On their
being admitted, the Senate decided to send legates to see
personally what was going on, and to endeavour by persuasion
to correct the injurious proceedings of the barbarians. . . .
The peaceful mission failed, and the consul Opimius subdued
the Oxybii, a Ligurian tribe, in arms, B. C. 154. Livy, Ep. 47.