Fabricius afterwards gained a series of victories over the Samnites, the Lucanians and the Bruttians, and on his return to Rome received the honour of a triumph.
In 313 B.C. it was taken by the Samnites and recaptured by the dictator Q.
Fabius; the Samnites captured it again in 311, but it must have been retaken at an unknown date.
Samnites on the S., the Hernici on the E., and stretching roughly from Norba and Cora in the N.
This phenomenon of what might have been taken for a piece of Umbrian text appearing in a district remote from Umbria and hemmed in by Latins on the north and Oscan-speaking Samnites on the south is a most curious feature in the geographical distribution of the Italic dialects, and is clearly the result of some complex historical movements.
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