The Annals and History of Tacitus; A New and Literal English Version

The Annals and History of Tacitus; A New and Literal English Version

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...the rage of the enemy. The municipal town of Verulamium experienced the same diastrous fortune; for the Barbarians, who were charmed with plunder, but averse to other exploits of war, omitted to attack forts and garrisons, and directed their attempts to whatever afforded ample booty to the spoiler, and was diflicult of preservation to those who guarded it. In the several places which I have mentioned, it appeared that seventy thousand souls had perished, of Romans and the allies. For the enemy neither made nor sold prisoners, nor transacted anything else appertaining to the commerce of war; but they hastened to butcher, hang, burn, crucify; as men who were themselves doomed to suffer capital punishment, and who snatched their revenge beforehand while they might. 34: . Suetonius had already an army of near ten thousand men; namely, the fourteenth legion, with the veterans of the twentieth, and auxiliaries from the neighbourhood: so that, relinquishing all further delay, he prepared for a regular encounter, and chose a place ap.proached by a narrow ravine, and in the rear enclosed by a wood; satisfied that the enemy could come upon him only in front, and that as the plain afforded no cover, there was no fear of ambuscade: he, therefore, drew up the legionary soldiers in close order, and around them placed the light-armed troops; the cavalry, in a dense body, being posted in the wings. The British army were everywhereflying about in parties of foot and troops of horse, in greater number than on any other occasion; and with minds so confident that they brought with them their wives, to witness their victory, and stowed them in their wagons, which they placed around upon the extreme verge of the plain. 35. Boadicea, seated in a chariot, with..show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 463g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859243
  • 9781236859242