N T I P O L I S
Around THE YEAR 450 before J. C, Massalia had built a city
not so far from the Cap-d’Antibes, almost at the same place
where the old town of Antibes is locate today. ANTIPOLIS (
the town on the other side of Corsica or the town in front
of Corsica). ANTIPOLIS became very quickly Famous all around
the Mediterranean sea. Its harbour was rich and prosperous.
Ever since the 7° century, the Celtic migration had been
slowly advancing south. Iron, which in the beginning had been
considered as a precious metal, quickly became something common
and was use to make dangerous weapons.
The most famous of all Celtics chef was Brennus who besieged
Rome in 387 before J.C. (VAE VICTIS), but was then
beaten by CAMILLE. Although the Celts had lost all hope pf
getting settle in the north of Italy, they still occupied
the south of Gaul and in the beginning kept up good relationship
with the Greek.
The wealth of Greek cities was such that they wanted to take
possession of them. Massalia called Rome for Help. Rome had
already protected Antipolis once in 154 before J. C. against
the Oxybians and the Deceates and have given Antipolis the
right of self-governing.