At that time Augustus was still called Octavianus After that battle he returned

At that time augustus was still called octavianus

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his biggest enemy, at Actium. At that time, Augustus was still called "Octavianus". After that battle, he returned to one of the Greek villages near Actium. Many people greeted and congratulated him for his success... Octavianum amicosque Octaviani vir ignotus salutat et corvum magnum monstrat: "Videte corvum! Audite corvum! Emite corvum!" clamat. Octavianus spectat et audit - et iam corvus clamat: "Ave Octaviane! Victor! Imperator!" Octavianus corvum emit. Tum puella advolat, Octavianum amicosque Octaviani salutat et clamat: "Attenti este! Vir fraudulentus est! Habet alterum corvum! Audite et spectate alterum corvum!" Octavianus imperat: "Apporta alterum corvum!" Vir corvum apportat. Octavianus et amici spectant et audiunt; corvus alter clamat: "Ave Antoni! Victor! Imperator!" Tum Octavianus ridet et dicit: "Vir et corvi - docti sunt!" Camillus and the children of Falerii 74
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M. Furius Camillus is one of the famous people of early Roman history. Lots of legends are told about him, but most have more than a grain of truth in them. The following story is said to have happened during the conflict with the town Falerii in 394 BC. Fortuna belli diu varia erat. Dum Romani urbem Falerios oppugnant, servus Graecus nonnullos pueros, quorum patres apud Faliscos principes erant, cottidie ex urbe in campos ducebat - erat enim eorum magister -, ut semper in pace fecerat. Aliquando autem eos non in campos, sed in Romanorum castra ad Camillum duxit atque ei tradidit. "Falerios urbem", inquit, "tibi una cum liberis principum Faliscorum trado." Camillus autem, ubi eius verba audivit, respondit: "Nec ad ducem nec ad populum scelestum cum scelesto munere venisti, serve sceleste! Quamquam Falisci nobis hostes sunt, tamen natura inter nos atque eos societas humana est, quae cunctos homines iungit: Sunt enim et belli et paci iura. Arma non contra pueros inermos, sed contra armatos viros cepimus. Tu Falerios scelere et perfidia vincere cupis, ego urbem hostium Romanis artibus atque armis vincere volo, sicut et Veios vici." Camillus, postquam verba dixit, magistrum pueris tradidit. Ii autem perfidum virum virgis, quas Camillus dederat, verberaverunt et Falerios reduxerunt. Hannibal's end During the second Punic war, the Carthaginian general Hannibal was a dangerous enemy of Rome. After crossing the Alps and marching up to Rome, the Romans were close to defeat. The main reason for Rome's survival was not the strength of the Roman army but Hannibal's political opponents in Carthago. Later, the Roman general Scipio the Elder managed to beat Hannibal on African soil in 202 BC. Ever since then, Hannibal was fleeing from the Romans. Quondam cum legati Prusiae, regis Bithyniae, Romae erant et forte apud T. Quinctium Flaminium cenabant, unus ex iis mentionem fecit de Hannibale - is enim vivebat tum in regno Prusiae. Postridie Flaminius senatoribus id detulit; dixit: "Dum Hannibal vivit, nos Romani numquam sine insidiis eius vivimus." Tum patres legatos in Bithyniam ad Prusiam regem miserunt et deditionem Hannibalis, hostis maximi, poposcerunt. Rex Romanis postulatum recusare non potuit, quod erat populo
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