[ Y.R. 492. B.C. 260.] Cneius Cornelius,
consul, surrounded by the Carthaginian fleet; and, being
drawn into a conference by a stratagem, is taken. [Y.R. 493.
B.C. 259.] C. Duilius, consul, engages with and vanquishes
the Carthaginian fleet; is the first commander to whom a
triumph was decreed for a naval victory; in honour of which,
he is allowed, when returning to his habitation at night, to be
attended with torches and music. L. Cornelius, consul, fights
and subdues the Sardinians and Corsicans, together with
Hanno, the Carthaginian general, in the island of Sardinia.
[Y.R. 494. B.C. 258.] Atilius Calatinus, consul, drawn into
an ambuscade by the Carthaginians, is rescued by the skill
and valour of M. Calpurnius, a military tribune, who making
a sudden attack upon the enemy, with a body of only three
hundred men, turns their whole force against himself. [Y.R.
495. B.C. 257.] Hannibal, the commander of the Carthaginian fleet which was beaten, is put to death by his soldiers.