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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 ...
Gaita shows firmness, but scant discretion. His necessary economies alienate the
troops. He is repudiated 'by the Khine forces. Conspiracy of Otho. He was also
unfortunate in the choice of his advisers, some of whom, like his freedman Icelus,
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 ...
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