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For lack of transport he was compelled to throw his troops across in two relays,
thus doubling the risks of destruction by winter storms or by Pompey's patrols. But
he slipped across unscathed with the first division, and after a hairbreadth ...
Galba shows firmness, but scant discretion. His necessary economies alienate
the troops. He is repudiated by the Rhine forces. Conspiracy of Otho. He was
also unfortunate in the choice of his advisers, some of whom, like his freedman
Moreover, as with Pompey in 49 B.C., his troops were scattered over a wide area
and could not be concentrated before summer. The Rhine The plan of campaign
of the Vitellians was of a boldness that re- armies called the greatest exploits ...
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