Eutropius Adapted for the Use of Beginners with Notes, Exercises, and Vocabularies

Eutropius Adapted for the Use of Beginners with Notes, Exercises, and Vocabularies

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...his army. Pyrrhus ordered his army to be led back to Tarentum. 30. The Romans had not fought on the sea. They prepared beaked vessels which they called Liburnian (galleys). Duilius the consul is reported to have said, " I will conquer the Carthaginian general." And in the fifth year of the war he did beat the Africans. Thirty ships were taken by the Romans. This victory on the sea was very pleasing to the Romans. 31. L. Manlius Volso and M. 'Atilius Regulus were afterwards made consuls. They carried the war over into Africa, and a battle was fought on the sea. They conquered, but lost many ships. Pyrrhus had fled to Tarentum, and Hamilcar fled as far as Carthage. After many ships had been destroyed, the Romans returned to Rome. Twenty-seven thousand captives were led back by the Roman general. 32. Regulus granted peace on very hard conditions. The Lacedaemonians sent an army as a help to the Africans. The Romans sought peace from the Lacedaemonian leader Xantippus. Only two thousand of the whole Roman army survived. The Lacedaemonians threw Regulus into chains. Regulus the Roman was unwilling to be captured. 33. Metellus was the leader of the Romans in Sicily. He brought six elephants into Sicily. The general might have led the army to Rome with great ceremony. The elephants were wandering through the camp at night. Twenty thousand of the enemy coming into Sicily were captured. 34. After this battle the Carthaginian general returned to Rome. The Romans made an exchange of prisoners with the Carthaginians. The Carthaginians asked Regulus to return to the city. He says that war is a great evil (malum). Regulus, when he had returned to Carthage, ceased to be a Roman. Being brought into the Senate he said that he had returned to...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236991331