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The Senate at first tried the alpine effect of a simple remonstrance, but when the
Ligurians replied by Gaul. insulting the Roman envoy it sent an army under the
consul Opimius to drive them off. For further thirty years the Romans made no ...
Among these hostages — for such in effect they were — the historian Polybius
had the good fortune to be received into the circle of the ruling families (p. 141) ;
but seven hundred others eventually died from the effects of their confinement.
By this law, which had the effect of giving full Roman status to the Etruscans and
Umbrians, and to the allies of Latin status, the area of the revolt was definitely
circumscribed, so that henceforth the process of attrition worked more in favour of
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