Latin Classics

Latin Classics

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... behavior, and for the good behavior of their nations, duringthe period of his absence from Gaul. Dumnorix--nobody could be hostage for him--nobody but Dumnorix himself. Dumnorix at least could in no wise be spared. On the very eve of embarkation, Caesar gives over his voyage, till Dumnorix be taken. He is taken, but he is not taken alive. He falls, stoutly resisting, and calling on his countrymen to support him. Again and again, with vain protestation, he exclaimed, "I am a free man, and I belong to a free state." (The Eduan territory had, in fact, not been reduced to a province of Rome.) Farewell to Dumnorix! There is nothing now, this business being well dispatched, to detain Caesar, and he sets sail as we have said. Having landed and encamped, he encounters once more a former enemy of his--a British storm. His ships are badly shattered. But what can withstand Caesar? He speaks a word, and his ships are tugged and lugged with main strength on shore, and there fortified within the same lines as his camp. This operation took about ten days and nights, for the men worked continuously--in relays, let us trust--all the twentyfour hours through. We paSS over a bit of British geography by Caesar, to tell briefly what happened in the way of warlike operations. The Romans have active work of it fighting with the poor islanders. Cas'si-ve-lau'nus is the name of the British leader. He adopts a kind of guerrilla plan of operations. When the Roman cavalry rode forth to "plunder and ravage "--honest industries, which Caesar mentions with the most business-like, matter-of-course calmness---the British charioteers would rush out of the skirting woods, and sadly interfere with their foreign visitors' work....show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236790340
  • 9781236790347