Books IV (20-38) and V of the Gallic War; Partly in the Original and Partly in Translation

Books IV (20-38) and V of the Gallic War; Partly in the Original and Partly in Translation

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...sibi parcere cogeretur. The chieftains ry' the Nerz/ii mfer to allow Cicero to withdraw-without molestation. He refuses to discuss terms with an armed enemy. Tune duces principesque Nerviorum qui aliquem 41 sermonis aditum causamque amicitiae cum Cicerone habebant colloqui sese velle dicunt. Facta potestate 2 eadem quae Ambiorix cum Titurio egerat commemorant: 3 omnem esse in armis Galliam; Germanos Rhenum transisse; Caesaris reliquorumque hiberna oppugnari. 4 Addunt etiam de Sabini morte; Ambiorigem ostentant 5 fidei faciendae causa. Errare eos dicunt, si quicquam ab eis praesidi sperent qui suis rebus diffidant; sese tamen hoc esse in Ciceronem populumque Romanum animo ut nihil nisi hiberna recusent atque hanc invete6 rascere consuetudinem nolint: licere illis incolumibus per se ex hibernis discedere et quascumque in partis 7 velint sine metu proficisci. Cicero ad haec unum modo respondit: non esse consuetudinem populi Romani 8accipere ab hoste armato condicionem: si ab armis discedere velint, se adiutore utantur legatosque ad Caesarem mittant; sperare pro eius iustitia quae petierint impetraturos. T he Nen/ii hlackade the camp 1 a eantinuous line of entrenchments and prepare '1/arious engines far attaeking it, heing instructed by Roman prisoners. 42 Disappointed in this hope, the Nervii surrounded the camp with a rampart nine feet high and a trench fifteen 2 feet deep. They had learnt the art from us in the intercourse of previous years, and had taken some prisoners 3 from the army, who instructed them. But they had no supply of entrenching tools suitable for the purpose, and were compelled to cut the turf with their swords and 4 remove the earth in their hands and cloaks. Their numbers can be realized from the following fact: in...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236876490
  • 9781236876492