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1830. Excerpt: ... that their whole time was spent in vows and
supplies-Year of -ROME tions; he adds, "for in all public
calamities and dan-537. gers the Romans are extremely careful to
pacify the B-C215 anger of the gods; nor, of the many religious
ceremonies prescribed for such occasions, is there one, of" which,
how frivolous and impertinent soever it may appear, they think the
practice unbecoming." At sunrise in the morning, after the insult
by the The battle Numidians, Varro, having the command, led his
troops PolTb b 3 of the greater camp over the Aufidus, and joining
n& them to those of the lesser, drew them up in the plain after
the accustomed manner, excepting that, in all s" i-0L 7the three
lines, the battalions stood closer, and those in the first line
were deeper, than usual. The Roknights, commanded by 5 milius,
formed the it wing close to the river; the cavalry of the allies,
under Terentius Varro, made the left. The proconsuls Servilius and
Atilius led the main body, consisting of 70,000 foot; for Varro had
left 10,000 men in the greater camp, with orders to attack that of
Hannibal when the armies should be engaged. The Carthaginian2 no
sooner perceived the Romans in motion, but he sent over the Aufidus
his slingers, and the other light-armed foot. The rest of the army
followed, passing the river at two different places. He drew up his
forces in one front. To face the Roman knights he posted his
Spanish and Gallic cavalry in his left wing; next these were placed
one half of his African infantry, then the Spanish and Gallic foot,
then the other half of his Africans; and the Numidian horse made
his right wing. Plrtarch reports, that Varro's confidence and his
numerous army alarmed the Carthaginians; that Hannibal with a small
company went out to take...
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