West of the city, one of the fiercest battles of the Civil War was fought.
On the 27th of July the place surrendered after an obstinate defence; during the siege Wolfe had had charge of a most important section of the attack, and on his lines the fiercest fighting took place.
Unlike that war, this was carried to the western provinces, and indeed was fiercest there.
Damiani was a determined foe of simony, but his fiercest wrath was directed against the married clergy.
Message from the empress in 565, he is said to have invited this fiercest and rudest of the Teutonic clans to seize the spoils of Italy.