The second part focuses on particular peoples, including the Lucanians
, the Volscians and Hernicians, the Marsi, the Falliscans and the Capenates, the Umbri, the Veneti, and the Galli.
* (Northern Calabria) The Lucanians and Samnites defeat Alexander, king of Epirus (ca.
Whereas Pyrrhus, king of Epirus, is famous as an enemy of Rome (282-72 B.C.), few remember that Alexander the Molossian, king of Epirus, was overcome by the Lucanians and Samnites.(58) The event is even more minor than the victory of Marcellus over the Insubres.
Metellus Denter, who was killed in battle with the Senones (284), he defeated them and also routed the Lucanians
; as consul a second time, he led an army against Pyrrhus, who had returned from Sicily, and defeated him at Beneventum in a hard-fought battle (275); consul a final time (274), he was elected censor (272) and started another aqueduct to bring water to Rome; he died before it was complete (270).