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Of our surviving sources of information for the period 264-133, which constitutes
the main stage in Rome's career of foreign conquest, the Greek historian
Polybius and the Roman annalist Livy have a special claim on our notice.
Polybius was ...
On the numbers of the fleets in the First Punic War (which Polybius sometimes
exaggerates) see the same author in Journ, Hellenic Studies, 1907, pp. 48 ff. 18
The grapnels were attached to the end of a long gangway mounted on a swivel, ...
But a connexion between Saguntum and Massilia is indicated by the similarity of
their coins in type and weight. The date of the treaty with Rome is uncertain.
Polybius merely states that it was " several years " before the time of Hannibal (iii.
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