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To insure himself against the double risk of Afranius and Petreius reinforcing
Pompey or invading Transalpine Gaul, Caesar in person led a force of six legions
against them. He found the Pompeian army firmly entrenched in a prepared ...
Eventually his army grew to fifteen legions, most of which, however, were
composed of native recruits. After a summer spent in Rome, Caesar took the field
against the sons of Pompey with eight legions, and conducted his fourth winter ...
The roa<i- lack of a general reserve was partly met by the expedient of drafting ^
detachments (vexillationes) of legions from quiet to threatened fronts, and by the
provision of better communications between the various sectors by means of ...
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