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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...(erra), a basket (fitcua) a hook (falx), a thong (lorum), a chain (catena), a pot, and stakes (valli) y the whole amounting to sixty pounds in weight: impedimenti, the general baggage of the legion. confertiwima--acie. this ablative seems to be adverbial of manner after SUcceuerunt: "after repulsing our cavalry, and forming their phalanx, they advanced in very close order to our van."--w:ie: H. 419, III.; A. & G. 248.--plnt/ange, any compact body of men went by the name of phalanx. The Helvetii probably locked their shields together. The Helvetiian was quite distinct from the Macedonian phalanx. CHAPTER XXV. suo, scil., equo remoto: this probably means that Caesar and all his staff officers dismounted to encourage the soldiers of the legion. There is no reason, however, to suppose that the cavalry dismounted. Plutarch mentions that Caesar, in sending his horse away, gave orders that it should be brought back for the pursuit, after the enemy were routed. aequato--periculo: "the danger of all being made equal"; abl. abs.: IT. 431; A. & G. 255. proelium commidt: "he commenced the battle." cp. fi&xiiv awairreiv with proelium committers. ea disjecta, scil., phalange: "when that close band was dislodged." abl. abs.: H, 431; A. & G. 255. gladiis destrictis. "with drawn swords." Gallis--impediment)" "it was a great hindrance to the Gauls in thc way of their righting;" for the two datives: H. 390.1; A & G. 233.1. quod--colligatis: "that when several of their shields were pierced and pinned together by one blow of ihe javelins, they were neither able to pull out (the javelin), nor, in consecpience of their left hand being hampered in its movement, to fight with...
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