Gallic War: (Allen and Greenough's Ed), Libro 6

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Pagina 415 - The water supply was secure. The position was of extraordinary strength. The rivers formed natural trenches. Below the town, to the west, they ran parallel for three miles through an open alluvial plain before they reached the Brenne. In every other direction rose rocky hills of equal height with the central plateau, originally perhaps one wide table-land, through which the water had ploughed out the valley. To attack Vercingetorix where he had placed himself was out of the question ; but to blockade...
Pagina 461 - Brutus Albinus, a legatus of Caesar. He distinguished himself in command of Caesar's fleet off the coast of Gaul, and afterwards in the civil war on the side of Caesar. But he joined the conspiracy against Caesar with Marcus Brutus, and was one of Caesar's assassins. He was afterwards killed in Gaul by order of Antony.
Pagina 96 - Esp., a prator, one of a class of magistrates at Rome. In early times two had judicial powers, and the others regular commands abroad. Later, all, during their year of office, had judicial powers, but, like the consuls (who were originally called praetors), they had a year abroad as propraetors : urbanus (the judge of the court for cases between citizens).
Pagina xvi - Optimates, returned from Asia Minor with a victorious army, prepared to take a terrible revenge for the proscription of Marius. Caesar soon fell under his displeasure because of his relationship to Marius. He was ordered to divorce his young wife because she was Cinna's daughter. In this crisis Caesar showed a prominent trait of his character, a trait which led him during all his life to brave every danger rather than allow himself to be controlled. Though but a youth, he refused to obey Sulla's...
Pagina 105 - ... quid- (quic-), cuius-, | quis-quam], indef. pron. used substantively (cf. ullus), only with negatives and words implying a negative, making a universal negative, any one, anything.
Pagina lii - Caesar ever fought. In this campaign, the coast towns of the west and northwest (Brittany) are reduced to submission. III. After a brief conflict with the mountaineers of the Alps, who attacked the Roman armies on their march, the chief operations are the conquest of the coast tribes of Brittany (Veneti, etc.), in a warfare of curious naval engineering in the shallow tide-water inlets and among the rocky shores. During the season, the tribes of the south-west (Aquitani), a mining population, allied...
Pagina 135 - Esp. in pass, as dep., turn one's self, engage in, be, fight (as indicated by the context). versus, -a, -um, pp of verto. versus (versum), [orig. pp of verto], adv. and prep, with ace., towards, in the direction of: quoque versus (or as one word), in every direction, all about.
Pagina 12 - ... take a stand, take a position, stand, keep one's position, form (of troops). — In perf. tenses, have a position, stand. Hence, stop, halt, make a stand, hold one's ground, run aground (of ships), remain, stay. — With in, occupy, rest on. — Fig., depend on, rest on.
Pagina 446 - Also, without in se, commit. admodum [ad modum], adv., to a degree. — Hence, very, very much, greatly, exceedingly, so (very) much. admoneo, -ui, -itus, -ere, [admoneo], 2.
Pagina 51 - Imperium, -i, [fimperö- (whence impero, cf. opiparus) + ium], N"., command, supreme authority, control, supremacy, supreme power, power (military), rule, sway (both sing, and plur.). — Concrete, an order, a command. — Esp.

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