By Caesar, A. G. Way

during this quantity are 3 works about the campaigns engaged in by means of the nice Roman statesman Julius Caesar (100–44 BCE), yet no longer written by way of him. The Alexandrian War, which bargains with problems somewhere else additionally, could have been written by means of Aulus Hirtius (ca. 90–43 BC, buddy and armed forces subordinate of Caesar), who's in general considered as the writer of the final publication of Caesar's Gallic War. The African War and The Spanish War are certain money owed essentially through officials who had shared within the campaigns. All 3 works are vital resources of our wisdom of Caesar's career.

The Loeb Classical Library variation of Caesar is in 3 volumes.

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Militum circiter classiarii et CCCC remiges. et paulo ultra eum numerum Alexandrini eo loco castellum magnis munitionibus multisque tormentis confirma42 ; THE ALEXANDRIAN WAR and as they heard the clamour behind them, and saw the retreat of their comrades, and sustained a heavy frontal barrage of missiles, they feared they might be surrounded in rear and have their retreat entirely cut off by the departure of their ships and so they abandoned the entrenchment they had begun at the bridge, and doubled frantically to the ships.

Cui coactus est Caesar ferre subsidium, ne turpem in conspectu hostium contumeliam acciperet, quam- quam, si quid gravius illis accidisset, merito casurum Proelium commissuni est magna con- iudicabat. tentione Rhodiorum ; qui cum in omnibus dimica- tionibus et scientia et virtute praestitissent, turn maxime tempore totum onus sustinere non ne quod suorum culpa detrimentum acceptum videretur. Ita proelium secundissimum est factum. Capta est una hostium quadriremis, depressa est altera, duae omnibus epibatis nudatae illo recusabant, magna praeterea multitudo in reliquis navibus pro- pugnatorum est interfecta.

In a few days, therefore, they sui-prised everyone by completing 22 quadriremes and 5 quinqueremes, to which they added a considerable number of smaller, open craft and then, after trying out in the harbour by rowing what each of them could do, they manned them with suitable troops and prepared themselves at all points for the conflict. ^ These included 10 quinqueremes and quadriremes, while the rest were smaller craft and most of them un-decked. None the less, though informed of the enemies' forces, Caesar proceeded with his preparations for an action, confident in the : ; valour of his troops.

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