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In thus making sure of Messana, the Romans attained their original war object.
But they were lured on by their first easy success to an ill-judged offensive
against Hiero. In 263 a strong Roman army under the consul Manius Valerius
During this interval Marius, whom the people appointed to the command on the
northern front immediately after his return from Africa, electing him consul five
times (104-100), trained another proletarian army. By way of inuring his troops to
14 On the imperial Roman army see H. M. D. Parker, The Roman Legions ; G. L.
Cheesman, The Auxilia of the Imperial Roman Army ; H. Ritterling, article " Legio
" in Pauly-Wissowa-Kroll, vol. xii. cols. 121 1 ff. On the army of Augustus see also
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