The union of Italy was accomplished through the overthrow of the samnite and Etruscan civilizations.
Livy says that the covering of the breast of the samnite gladiators was sponge.
A stone broke it near the guard; the samnite was killed and the flood of Carthaginians closed in, they touched Matho.
There are Roman antiquities in the place; for samnite antiquities we do not look.
Thus began the samnite Wars, which, with a few intervals of peace, lasted 53 years.
His first act was to take some important samnite towns which had revolted.
His first act, an order for the slaughter of 6,000 samnite prisoners, was a fit prelude to his conduct in the city.
The next event which we have to relate took place during the second samnite war.
But what are we to say to the samnite Schiavia which sheltered Anselm?
In the centre of the samnite country stood a remarkable mountain mass, an offshoot from the Apennines.