e for their bravery. For it was a great misfortune to the Romans, on account of their number, the dignity of a noble house, and its total destruction. The day on which it happened was ever after considered unlucky.The tale of the Fabian family and their voluntary assumption of the war against the Veientians, and their total destruction in an ambuscade is related in Livy, ii. 48-50.
Y.R. 283The army was incensed against the general (Appius Claudius) B.C. 471 from remembrance of old wrongs, and refused to obey him. They fought badly on purpose, and took to flight, putting bandages on their bodies as though they were wounded. They broke up camp and tried to retreat, putting the blame on the unskilfulness of their commander.
Bad omens from Jupiter were observed after the capture of Veii. The soothsayers said that some religious duty had Y.R. 359 been neglected, and Camillus remembered that it had been B.C. 3