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1906 edition. Excerpt: ... encamped on the spot, --21--after
securing a suitable place so far as that was possible on a wooded
mountain, and afterward they either burned or abandoned the
majority of their wagons and everything else that was not
absolutely necessary for them. The next day they advanced in better
order, with the aim of reaching open country; but they did not gain
it without loss. From there they went forward and plunged into the
woods again, defending themselves against the attacks, but endured
no inconsiderable reverses in this very operation. For whereas they
were marshaled in a narrow place in order that cavalry and
heavy-armed men in a mass might run down their foes, they had many
collisions with one another and with the trees. Dawn of the fourth
day broke as they were advancing and again a violent downpour and
mighty wind attacked them, which would not allow them to go forward
or even to stand securely, and actually deprived them of the use of
their weapons. They could not manage successfully their arrows or
their javelins or, indeed, their shields (which were soaked
through). The enemy, however, being for the most part lightly
equipped and with Vol. 4--15 225, A" DVnoi power to approach and
retire freely, suffered less (t. u. 762) from the effects of the
storm. Their numbers, moreover, increased, as numbers of those who
had at first wavered joined them particularly for the sake of
plunder, and so they could more easily encircle and strike down the
Romans, who were already few, many having perished in the previous
battles. Varus, therefore, and the most eminent of the other
leaders, fearing that they might either be taken alive or be killed
by their bitterest foes, --for they had been wounded, --dared do a
deed which was frightful but not to be avoided: ...
|Country of origin:
Cassius dio Cocceianus
||246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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