The Works Of Tacitus Volume 2

Paperback | May 15, 2012

byCornelius Tacitus

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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. 1854 Excerpt: ...the enemy charged with greater determination. With their long spears and towering persons, they were able at a distance to pierce the Romans, who were tossed to and fro, and could not keep their footing. A solid mass of the Bructerians, in the form of a wedge, swam across from the mole which, as I have stated, had been extended into the Rhine. In that quarter the Romans were thrown into disorder, and the auxiliary cohorts began to give way, when the legions advanced to sustain the fight, and checking the impetuous career of the enemy, the battle was restored to an equal footing. In that moment a Batavian deserter came up to Cerealis, and assured him that the enemy might be attacked in the rear, if some cavalry were sent round the extremity of the fen. The ground, he said, was in that part firm, and the Gugernians 1 See Manners of the Germans, c. 11. who guarded that quarter were not on the alert. Two squadrons of horse, sent with the deserter, surrounded the unsuspecting enemy; and the event being announced by a shout, the legions at the same time bore down in front. The barbarians gave way, and fled towards the Rhine. Had the fleet been diligent in pursuing them, that day would have closed the war. The approach of night, and a sudden storm of rain, hindered even the cavalry from following them up. 19. Next day, the fourteenth legion was sent into the upper province to Annius Gallus;l Cerealis made up the deficiency thus occasioned in his army, by the tenth from Spain. Civilis was reinforced by the Chaucians; but without attempting to take active measures in defence of the Batavian cities.2 After carrying off whatever was portable, he set fire to the rest, and retired to the island; aware that the Romans could not follow him without constructing a bridge, a...

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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. 1854 Excerpt: ...the enemy charged with greater determination. With their long spears and towering persons, they were able at a distance to pierc...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:222 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.47 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217900925

ISBN - 13:9780217900928

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