Alexandrian War, African War, Spanish War by Caesar, A. G. Way

By Caesar, A. G. Way

during this quantity are 3 works in regards to the campaigns engaged in by way of the good Roman statesman Julius Caesar (100–44 BCE), yet no longer written by way of him. The Alexandrian War, which offers with issues in different places additionally, could have been written through Aulus Hirtius (ca. 90–43 BC, buddy and army subordinate of Caesar), who's in most cases considered as the writer of the final e-book of Caesar's Gallic War. The African War and The Spanish War are specified money owed in actual fact by means of officials who had shared within the campaigns. All 3 works are very important resources of our wisdom of Caesar's career.

The Loeb Classical Library version of Caesar is in 3 volumes.

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Cui coactus est Caesar ferre subsidium, ne turpem in conspectu hostium contumeliam acciperet, quam- quam, si quid gravius illis accidisset, merito casurum Proelium commissuni est magna con- iudicabat. tentione Rhodiorum ; qui cum in omnibus dimica- tionibus et scientia et virtute praestitissent, turn maxime tempore totum onus sustinere non ne quod suorum culpa detrimentum acceptum videretur. Ita proelium secundissimum est factum. Capta est una hostium quadriremis, depressa est altera, duae omnibus epibatis nudatae illo recusabant, magna praeterea multitudo in reliquis navibus pro- pugnatorum est interfecta.

Partis, per quas fines Aegypti regnumque pertinet, legatos conquisitoresque dilectus habendi causa miserant magnumque numerum in oppidum telorum atque tormentorum convexerant et innumerabilem multitudinem adduxerant. Nee minus in urbe maximae armorum erant institutae officinae. Servos quibus domini praeterea puberes armaverant locupletiores victum cotidianum stipendiumque praebebant. Hac multitudine disposita munitiones semotarum partium tuebantur veteranas cohortis vacuas in celeberrimis urbis locis habebant, ut quacumque regione pugnaretur integris viribus ad Omnibus viis auxiliuni ferendum opponi possent.

FoUoAdng their rout the enemy abandoned their defence of the harbour, brought their ships to the built-up area by the water-front, and hastily disembarked to defend the buildings. They could not, however, hold on so very long with the defences these afforded, though the buildings Avere of a type not unlike those of Alexandria to employ a flattering comparison %\-ith a continuous line of lofty towers taking the place of a wall and our troops had not come equipped with ladders or ships — — ; — — ; 37 CAESAR rebus parati vcnerant ad oppugnandum.

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