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Dio's Annals of Rome Volume 4 (Paperback) Loot Price: R466 Discovery Miles 4 660
Dio's Annals of Rome Volume 4 (Paperback): Cassius dio Cocceianus
Dio's Annals of Rome Volume 4 (Paperback): Cassius dio Cocceianus

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Dio's Annals of Rome Volume 4 (Paperback)

Cassius dio Cocceianus

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 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: ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Cassius dio Cocceianus
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 110
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-35014-2
Barcode: 9781154350142
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-35014-2

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