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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 ...
While the emperor himself lay absorbed in his amusements, Valens had fallen
sick, and Caecina, believing that the demoralisation of the troops was past repair,
deliberately held them back. Caecina's troops, it is true, made a better rally than ...
Vitellius' troops prevent his abdication. The Danubian troops cap- iure Rome and
execute Vitellius. clutched eagerly at a straw held out to him by Mucianus, who
hastening at last to the war zone and had perhaps reached Italy by now.
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