The History of Rome, Volume 6

T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1797

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Page 206 - In every circle, and, truly, at every table, there are people who lead armies into Macedonia; who know where the camp ought to be placed; what posts ought to be occupied by troops; when and through what pass Macedonia should be entered; where magazines should be formed; how provisions should be conveyed by land and sea; and when it is proper to engage the enemy, when to lie quiet.
Page 94 - Porcius [Cato] into Spain. That no one commander living was a more accurate observer and judge of merit is well known to all who have had experience of him and of other generals in a long course of service. This commander judged me deserving of being set at the head of the first company of spearmen. A third time I entered a volunteer in the army which was sent against the Aetolians and King Antiochus; and Manius Acilius gave me the command of the first company of first-rank men.
Page 207 - But if he thinks this too much trouble, and prefers the repose of a city life to the toils of war, let him not, on land, assume the office of a pilot.
Page 94 - Acilius gave me the command of the first company of first-rank men. After Antiochus was driven out of the country and the Aetolians were reduced, we were brought home to Italy, where I served the two succeeding years in legions that were raised annually. I afterwards made two campaigns in Spain; one under Quintus Fulvius Flaccus, the other under Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus, praetors.
Page 94 - It was at the particular request of Tiberius Gracchus that I went with him to his province. Four times within a few years was I first centurion of my corps; thirty-four times I was honoured by my commanders with presents for good behaviour. I have received six civic crowns; I have fulfilled twenty-two years of service in the army, and I am upwards of fifty years of age. But if I had neither served out all my campaigns nor...
Page 94 - BC]. In the army which was sent over into Macedon I served as a common soldier against Philip two years; and in the third year Titus Quintius Flamininus, in reward of my good conduct, gave me the command of the tenth company of spearmen. When Philip and the Macedonians were subdued and we were brought back to Italy and discharged, I immediately went a volunteer with the consul Marcus Porcius [Cato] into Spain.

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