|Epic and Games: Rome vs Senone Giants|
Posted by lima belas Posted on 6:44 AM
About 387 B.C., or shortly before, some three hundred thousand Senones, one of the Celts' southernmost tribes, found their land on the Adriatic coast too small for their bulging population. Led by Brennus, their chieftain, they crossed over the Apennines and swarmed into northern Italy, ravaging Etruscan towns and the surrounding country as they went. While looting the Etruscans, Polybius says the Senones took a liking for their beautiful country and decided to occupy it themselves. So, on a small pretext, the Gallic giants suddenly attacked the Etruscans with a sizab`le army and expelled them from the plains of the Po.139 They then spread over the whole of northern Italy. For some time they laid siege to "the splendid Etruscan city of Clusium."