Livy Volume 4

Livy Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...diligence, tried every ments proved useless, encamped opposite to the king, in the very entrance of the pass, near the warm springs; both parties of the jEtolians shutting themselves up in Heraclea. Antiochus, who, before he saw the enemy, thought every spot perfectly well fortified, and secured by guards, now began to apprehend that the Romans might discover some paths among the hills above through which they could make their way; for he had heard that the Lacedaemonians formerly had been surrounded in that manner by the Persians, and Philip, lately by the Romans themselves. He therefore despatched a messenger to the tolians at Heraclea, desiring them to afford him so much assistance, at least in the war, as to seize and secure the tops of the hills, so as to pat it out of the power ef the Romans to pass them. The delivery of this message raised a dissension among the.flStolians: some insisted that they ought to obey the king's orders, and go where he desired; others, that they ought to lie still at Heraclea, and wait the issue, be it what it might; for if the king should be defeated by the consul, their forces would be fresh, and in readiness to carry succour to their own states in the neighbourhood; and if he were victorious, they could pursue the Romans while scattered in their flight. Each party not only adhered positively to its own plan, but even carried it into execution; two thousand lay still at Heraclea; and two thousand, divided into three parties, took possession of the summits called Callidromus, Rhoduntia, and Tichiuns. 17. When the consul saw that the heights were possessed by the jEtolians, he sent against those posts two men of consular rank, who acted as lieutenants-general, with two thousand chosen troops;--Lucius Valerius...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236601211
  • 9781236601216