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Learning of this move , the Romans may have sent a reconnaissance force to the
inland Etruscan city of Clusium ( Chiusi ) , which the Gallic force was threatening .
At all events , the Gauls decided to abandon their attack on Clusium , and ...
Then the two Carthaginian brothers moved towards one another intending to join
forces . ... On receiving this news the southern Roman commander , leaving a
force to watch Hannibal , undertook a rapid six - day march up the Adriatic coast
Stilicho , in 405 , led a force of not many more than 20 , 000 , and even 15 , 000
was considered a substantial total for a Roman field army of the time . This
numerical weakness was largely due to the increasing failure of the imperial
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