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But his most formidable problem lay in the defiant attitude of the Rhine armies.
When the legions on the upper Rhine took the initiative in re- The Rhine
nouncing allegiance to Galba on New Year's Day, they had no candi- armies pro-
date of ...
Emperor- mahing endangers the frontiers. of the Rhine to Strasbourg or Basle
had now been lost to the Romans, and the border tribes on the Gallic side of the
river had mostly thrown in their lot with Classicus or Civilis. But the landslide of ...
In this instance the soldiers chose more wisely than the Senate. In betaking
himself to Asia Minor Tacitus had overlooked a more serious inroad which was
impending on the Rhine border. In his absence Alamanni and Franks descended
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