Latin for Beginners eBook

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    [Footnote 6:  Brundisium\, a famous port in southern Italy whence
    ships sailed for Greece and the East.  See map.]

    [Footnote 7:  paucis post diebus\, _a few days later_; literally,
    _afterguards by a few days_.  Cf.
paucis ante annis\, p. 213, l. 12,
    and note.]

    [Footnote 8:  The battle of Pharsalia was fought on August 9, 48 B.C. 
    In importance it ranks as one of the great battles of the world.]

    [Footnote 9:  Quos\, obj. of adlocutus est\.]

    [Footnote 10:  ante proelium commissum\, _before the beginning of
    the battle_.]

[Footnote 11:  Labienus\, Caesar’s most faithful and skillful lieutenant in the Gallic War.  On the outbreak of the Civil War, in 49 B.C., he deserted Caesar and joined Pompey.  His defection caused the greatest joy among the Pompeian party; but he disappointed the expectations of his new friends, and never accomplished anything of importance.  He fought against his old commander in several battles and was slain at the battle of Munda in Spain, 45 B.C.]

    [Footnote 12:  Nolite existimare\, don’t think.]

    [Footnote 13:  proeliis\, Sec. 501.15.]

    [Footnote 14:  citeriore Gallia\.  This name is applied to Cisalpine
    Gaul, or Gaul south of the Alps.]

    [Footnote 15:  Haec\, obj. of dixisset\.]

    [Footnote 16:  Hoc idem\, obj. of iuraverunt\.]

    [Footnote 17:  animo\, Sec. 501.30.]

    [Footnote 18:  praesidio castris\, Sec. 501.17.]

    [Footnote 19:  Quod\, obj. of animadvertit\.]

    [Footnote 20:  aciem\, subj. of procurrere\.]

    [Footnote 21:  impetum\, obj. of sustinere\.]

  [Illustration:  SIGNIFER]

LXXVI.  THE TRIUMPH OF CAESAR

Pompeio amicisque eius superatis atque omnibus hostibus ubique victis, Caesar imperator Romam rediit et [1]extra moenia urbis in campo Martio castra posuit.  Tum vero amplissimis honoribus adfectus est.  Dictator creatus est, et ei triumphus a senatu est decretus. [2]Quo die de Gallis triumphum egit, tanta multitudo hominum in urbem undique confluxit [3]ut omnia loca essent conferta.  Templa patebant, arae fumabant, columnae sertis ornatae erant. [4]Cum vero pompa urbem intraret, quantus hominum fremitus ortus est!  Primum per portam ingressi sunt senatus et magistratus.  Secuti sunt tibicines, signiferi, pedites laurea coronati canentes:  “Ecce Caesar nunc triumphat, qui subegit Galliam,” et “Mille, mille, mille, mille Gallos trucidavimus.”  Multi praedam captarum urbium portabant, arma, omnia belli instrumenta.  Secuti sunt equites, animosis atque splendidissime ornatis equis vecti, inter quos Publius adulescens fortissimus habebatur.  Adducebantur tauri, arietes, [5]qui dis immortalibus immolarentur.  Ita longo agmine progrediens exercitus [6]sacra via per forum in Capitolium perrexit.

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