Appian: Roman History, Vol. IV, The Civil Wars, Books 3.27-5 by Appian, Horace White

By Appian, Horace White

Appian (Appianus) was once a Greek respectable of Alexandria. He observed the Jewish uprising of 116 CE, and later grew to become a Roman citizen and suggest and got the rank of eques (knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died throughout the reign of Antoninus Pius who was once emperor 138–161 CE. sincere admirer of the Roman empire notwithstanding blind to the associations of the sooner Roman republic, he wrote, within the uncomplicated 'common' dialect, 24 books of 'Roman affairs', actually conquests, from the beginnings to the days of Trajan (emperor 98–117 CE). 11 have come all the way down to us entire, or approximately so, particularly these at the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and 5 books at the Civil Wars. they're worthy files of army background. The Loeb Classical Library variation of Appian is in 4 volumes.

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Lepidus in Spain with four legions, Asinius Pollio with two, and Plancus in Transalpine Gaul with three, seemed likely to espouse the side of Antony. 47. Octavian had two legions equally efficient, Octavian those which had deserted from Antony to him, also services to one legion of new levies, and two of veterans, not complete in numbers or in arms, but these also filled up with new recruits. He brought them all to Alba and there communicated with the Senate, which congratulated him in such a way that now one would have been at a loss to know who were those who had lately ranged themselves with Antony but it regretted that the legions had not come over to the Senate itself instead of to him.

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