The Veneti took to fishing, then to making salt, and finally to mercantile enterprises.
Still, one thing is certain: the Veneti were not a primitive or barbarous people.
As a punishment for their treachery, Caesar put to death the senate of the Veneti and sold their people into slavery.
Of their number are the Veneti,1474 who fought a naval battle with Cæsar.
It was the people called the Veneti who, more than a thousand years ago, settled Venice, and invented these little ships.
From a tribe of the Veneti called Ossismii, who inhabited part of Bretagne.
These were apparently skiffs which were much lighter and smaller than the imposing vessels of the Veneti.
The most interesting episode is the creation of a fleet and the naval victory over the Veneti on the far-away coast of Brittany.
But the assailants were in the same predicament as were the Romans when they attacked the lofty ships of the Veneti.
They may very possibly have been connected with the Veneti of Venice at the other extremity of "the Gauls."