Caesar Translation - TEST ONE 15. When he had seen which...

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TEST ONE 15. When he had seen which Caesar ordered the skiffs of the long boats, also the spy ships, to be filled by soldiers, and for those which he caught sight of distressed, he submitted relief. Our men, when they stood together on dry land, all of their fellow soldiers having reached them, made an attack against the enemy and made them flee: nor were they able to follow longer because the horses had not been able to hold the course and seize the island. The one thing was lacking to Caesar compared to his former fortune. 16. The enemy, having been overcome in battle, as soon as they recovered themselves from the fight, at once sent ambassadors to Caesar about peace: they promised that they would give hostages execute Caesar’s command. Together Comius Atrebas, who had previously been sent forward into Britain by Caesar, came with these ambassadors. The seized and threw into chains this Briton, having disembarked from the ship, since he was conveying Caesar’s order to them oratoris modo. 17. Then battle having been made, they sent him back and laid blame of that measure upon the multitude, and asked that no notice might be taken on account of their ignorance. Caesar, having complained because they had brought upon war without cause, said that he pardoned the ignorance and he demanded hostages of whom they gave a part to him at once, they said that they would give a part summoned from more distance places in a few days. Meanwhile, the commanded their own men to travel back into the fields, and the chieftains came together on all sides and began to commend themselves and their states to Caesar. 18. Peace having been confirmed, the eighteen ships, which had carried the horsemen, loosed from the upper port with a gentle wind. When these were approaching Britain and were seen from the camp, a great a storm suddenly arose; but some were carried back from the same place whence they had set out, others were cast down to the lower part of the island, which is nearer to the sun’s setting, with great danger of themselves: which however, anchors having been cast, were being filled with waves: and so they necessarily sought the continent having been sent out into the deep by the unfavorable night. The same night it happened that the moon was full, which day is accustomed to cause the greatest tides in the ocean; to our men, this was unknown. 19. So, at one time both the long ships, in which Caesar had transported his army, and which he had drawn up on dry land, and those of burthen which had been fastened to anchors, the tide was filling; neither was any ability either of attending to or assisting given to our men. Very many ships having been wrecked, the remainder, their cables, anchors and remaining weapons having been lost, were useless to sail; and so a great dismay of the whole army was created. For neither were there other ships in which they were able to be carried back, and all things which were able to repair the ships were wanting: and because Caesar’s plan to winter in Gaul was known by all,
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course LATN 2001 taught by Professor Richardlafleur during the Fall '10 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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