|THE SCHOOL TEACHER PUNISHED|
Camillus was one of the most important heroes of early Rome. As a long serving general, he
reorganized the army into the original legion formation. He led the army on many campaigns,
including the capture of Veii, a long-standing enemy of Rome, and against the Gauls.
When the Gauls sacked Rome in 390 B
., he drove away their army and encouraged the city to rebuild.
He was called out of retirement many times, made dictator on four occasions, and was honored
with the title Second Founder of Rome.
Key events during the life of Camillus:
||Elected censor for first time. The siege of Veii begins.
||Capture of Veii.
||Siege of Falerii; return of traitorous schoolmaster.
||First triumph of Camillus.
||Voluntary exile after being accused of keeping spoils of Veii.
||Gauls sack Rome; Camillus called back to resist Brennen.
||Led army against Gauls at age 79.
||Died of plague at 81.
||Leader of the Gauls who sacked Rome in 390 B.C.
|| Defended the capitol from the Gauls.