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This historical ebook could have various typos and lacking textual content. buyers can obtain a loose scanned reproduction of the unique ebook (without typos) from the writer. no longer listed. now not illustrated. 1886 Excerpt: ...an eclipse of the moon alarmed the Macedonians; by means of order of the consul, Sulpicius Gallus defined the phenomenon to the legions (June 22, 68).1 a couple of days ahead of, the military FUNERAL sofa IN MARBLE present in A TOMB AT PYDNA.2 have been struggling with thirst; judging from the slope of the mountains, he prompted the warriors to dig within the sand, and shortly an ample offer was once bought. the warriors believed their chief encouraged, and loudly clamored to be led opposed to the enemy. yet Paulus Aemilius, close up among the ocean and the mountains, with a military of 43,000 males earlier than him, used to be unwilling to belief whatever to likelihood. It was once no longer until eventually he had completely fortified his camp that he felt himself able to danger a decisive action.8 The Macedonians attacked with fury, and it was once with 1 This eclipse used to be no longer, as is mostly asserted, estimated the night sooner than; it wa« defined at the day after it happened. (Cic, de Rep. i. 15.) Hipparchus, the nice astron omer, a modern of Paulus Aemilius, may have defined it, yet no longer Gallus. 2 Heuzey, challenge de Mace'doine, pl. 20, fig. 1. in line with M. Heuzey, Nasica, descending the Valley of the Mavroneri at the day earlier than the conflict, rejoined the consul, who had come incidentally of Sphigi. Fa.ulus Aemilius shock and a type of terror that the consul saw the firmness of the serried ranks and the bristling rampart of outstretched pikes. He, even if, hid his apprehension; and to encourage self assurance between his troops, he moved approximately with no donning both helmet or cuirass. at the beginning the phalanx overthrew every thing that adversarial it; yet being drawn on by way of good fortune to a distance from where which Perseus had assigned to it, the inequalities of the floor and the circulation of the march created gaps within the ranks...