14. Livy History of Rome 9.38.2
At about this same time (310 BC) a Roman fleet commanded by Publius Cornelius, whom the senate had put in charge of the coastal area, sailed to Campania. It came ashore at Pompeii, and the marines set out to plunder the territory of Nuceria. They quickly reduced the area from which they could easily retreat to the ships, but the booty was so enticing that they eventually went too far and aroused the enemy. When they were roaming through the fields they met no resistance, although they could have been slaughtered, but when they were marching back in a careless line and had almost reached the ships the locals attacked, stripped them of their booty, and even killed some. The many who survived the slaughter were driven back to the ships in a panic.