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The Celtiberian Wars The Celtiberians, after making a truce with the consul M. Claudius Marcellus winters at Cordova, B. C. 152-151. M. Claudius Marcellus, had sent ambassadors to Rome who remained there quietly waiting for the answer of the Senate. Meanwhile M. Claudius went on an expedition against the Lusitani, took Nercobrica by assault, and then went into winter quarters at Corduba. The envoys from Spain. Of the ambassadors who came to Rome the Senate admitted those from the Belli and Titthi, who were on the side of Rome, to enter the city; but ordered those from the Arevacae to lodge on the other side of the Tiber, as being at war with Rome, until such time as the Senate should have decided the whole question. When the time for the interview was come,Probably in February, the month usually devoted by the Senate to legationes. the praetor introduced the envoys from their allies first. Speech of the Belli and Titthi. Barbarians as they were, they made a set speech, and endeavoure