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Pagina 274 - Scipio having taken and burned the deserted camp of the enemy, formed a camp within a dart's cast of their wall, running from sea to sea across the isthmus, and strongly fortified on all sides. By this means he cut them off from the land; and as the only way in which provisions could now be brought into the city was by sea, when vessels, taking advantage of winds that drove off the Roman ships, ran into the harbour, he resolved to stop up its mouth by a mole. He commenced from the belt, forming the...
Pagina 398 - Csesar had no idea of being foiled thus ; and his creature, the tribune Vatinius, had a law passed by the people, giving him the province of Cisalpine Gaul and Illyricum, with three legions, for five years ; and when on the death of Metellus Celer he expressed a wish to have Transalpine Gaul added, the senate, as he would otherwise have applied to the people, granted it to him with another legion. In order to draw the ties more closely between himself and Pompeius, he had given him in marriage his...
Pagina 405 - He marched along its left bank, his army consisting of seven legions, with nearly one thousand horse, and an equal number of light troops. As no enemy appeared, Cassius advised to keep along the river till they reached Seleucia ; but an Arab emir, named Agbar, (Akbar, ie Great,) who had been on friendly terms with the Romans when Pompeius was there, now came and joined Crassus, and assuring him that the Parthians were collecting their most valuable property with the intention of flying to Hyrcania...
Pagina 405 - The Roman soldiers, when they heard of the numbers of the Parthians and their mode of fighting, were dispirited ; the soothsayers announced evil signs in the victims ; C.
Pagina 408 - Octavius, having tried, but in vain, to rouse their general, who was now sunk in despair, called a council of the officers, and it was resolved to attempt a retreat that night. The wailing of the sick and wounded who were left behind informed the Parthians, but it not being their custom to fight at night they remained quiet till morning. They then took the deserted camp, and slaughtered four thousand men whom they found in it, and pursuing after the army cut off the stragglers. The Romans reached...
Pagina 411 - Munatius Plancus, exposed it on the Rostra, and harangued the populace over it. The mob snatched it up, carried it into the senate-house, and making a pyre of the seats burned it and the house together. They then ran to Milo's house intending to burn it also, but they were beaten off by his slaves.
Pagina 137 - Annius spoke with contempt of the Roman Jupiter, loud claps of thunder and a sudden storm of wind and rain told the anger of the deity, and as Annius went off full of rage, he tumbled down the flight of steps and lay lifeless at the bottom. It was with difficulty that the magistrates saved the other envoys from the fury of the people. War was forthwith declared, and the consular armies were levied.
Pagina 326 - ... camp, and told them they must buy it there with their blood. " Lead us on then at once while our blood is warm !" cried they. " We must first secure our camp,
Pagina 52 - ... an annual rent-charge of 2000 asses on the estates of single women and orphans, who were thus made to contribute to the defence of the state which gave them protection.
Pagina 408 - ... had thrilled the hearts of the Romans, they flung off their coverings and appeared glittering in helms and corselets of steel, and pouring round the solid mass of the Romans, showered their arrows on them, numerous camels being at hand laden with arrows to supply them.

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