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Text #1697

Dio Cassius. Roman History. Vol. 1
[DioCass. 11.29. Translated by Earnest Cary. Harvard University Press. 1914. (9 Vols.) p. 435]


Afterwards Servilius Pio and Gaius Sempronius , consuls, made an attempt upon Lilybaeum, where they were repulsed; and crossing over to Africa, they ravaged the coast. But while returning homeward they encountered a storm and incurred disaster. Hence the people, thinking that their misfortunes were due to their inexperience in naval affairs, voted to keep them away from the sea with the exception of guarding Italy with a few ships.

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