Ammianus Marcellinus, History

LCL 300: 2-3

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Constantius et Gallus

LIBER XIV

1. Galli Caesaris saevitia.1

1. Post emensos insuperabilis expeditionis eventus, languentibus partium animis, quas periculorum varietas fregerat et laborum, nondum tubarum cessante clangore, vel milite locato per stationes hibernas, fortunae saevientis procellae tempestates alias rebus infudere2 communibus, per multa illa et dira facinora Caesaris Galli, qui ex squalore imo miseriarum, in aetatis adultae primitiis, ad principale culmen insperato saltu3 provectus, ultra terminos

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Gratianus Valentinianus II

The Surviving Books of The histOry of Ammianus Marcellinus

Book XIV

Constantius and Gallus

1. The cruelty of Gallus Caesar.1

1. After the survival of the events of an unendurable campaign,2 when the spirits of both parties, broken by the variety of their dangers and hardships, were still drooping, before the blare of the trumpets had ceased or the soldiers been assigned to their winter quarters, the gusts of raging Fortune brought new storms upon the commonwealth through the misdeeds, many and notorious, of Gallus Caesar.3 He had been raised, at the very beginning of mature

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.amminanus_marcellinus-history.1950