Livy, Book XXIV, Tr. by T.J. Arnold

Livy, Book XXIV, Tr. by T.J. Arnold

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...might increase the confusion and alarm; but afterwards, when he saw the line of march broken, and that the danger was, lest he might lead over his preserved to no purpose if deprived of their baggage, he hastened down from the higher ground, and although he routed the enemy by the first onset itself, he also increased the confusion among his own troops. But that tumult is allayed in an instant of time, after that the paths had been cleared by the flight of the mountaineers, and soon after his forces were led through, not only without molestation, but almost in silence. He then captured a fortified place, the capital of that district, and some adjoining villages, and for three days supported his army on the captured corn and flocks; and, because his soldiers were obstructed neither by the mountaineers, who had been dismayed by the first encounter, nor yet much by the ground, during that space of three days he made considerable progress. 34. Then they came to another state, for a mountainous country, abounding with inhabitants. There, not by open war but by his own arts, treachery and snares, he was almost overcome. Some old men, governors of forts, came as deputies to the Carthaginian, declaring that they themselves, having been taught by the misfortunes of others (which was a useful example), wished rather to experience the friendship than the hostilities of the Carthaginian, and accordingly that they would obediently execute his commands, and that they requested that he would accept a supply of provisions, guides of his march, and hostages for the faithful fulfilment of their promises. Hannibal, thinking that the offer should neither be rashly believed nor rejected, lest, being treated with scorn, they might openly become enemies, when...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123673940X
  • 9781236739407