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  Fabius on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
c.291 BC, was consul five times (322, 310, 308, 297, 295) and dictator (315).
203 BC, the opponent of Hannibal, was called Cunctator [Lat.,=delayer] because of his tactics, from which the term Fabian, referring to a waiting policy, is derived.
180 BC, praetor (189), was commander of the fleet in an eastern campaign.
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 Phoenician Wines and Vines
Between 1000 BC and 500 BC, it reached Europe and thereafter, 300 BC and 500 AD, the Romans took wine northward, all the way to Britain.
These date from the 3rd century BC and indicate that even in those days, wine was a major source of the island's wealth.
An old Cypriot chalice of the 6th century BC recommended its user to "Be happy and drink well," signifying the quality of wine in the life of Cyprus.
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 Learn more about 2nd century BC in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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 History & Language of Provence (Chapter 1)
Skeletons adorned with shell and fishbone necklaces and bracelets have been uncovered in the coastal Rochers Rouges outside Menton, indicating a hunting, fishing, gathering culture.
When Rome acquired provinces in Spain, Massalia assisted by keeping open the land route and subscribing a fleet which hastened the Carthaginian defeat at sea.
Largely as a result of Massalia's increasing reliance on Rome's military prowess, and to protect their lucrative trade route with Spain, the Romans established Transalpine Gaul, the first Roman province in France, by 121 BC.
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