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Dio's Roman history 6, [Books LI-LV] by Cary, Earnest; Dio Cassius; Foster, Herbert Baldwin

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These men, I should explain, were training in Cyzicus for the triumphal games which they were expecting to hold in celebration of Caesar's overthrow, and as soon as they became aware of vhat had taken place, they set out for Egypt to bear aid to their rulers. Many were their exploits against Amyntas in Galatia and many against the sons of Tarcondimotus in Cilicia, who had been their strongest friends but now in view of the changed had gone over to the other side were their exploits against Didius, who undertook to j)revent their passing through Syria nevertheless, they were unable to force their way through to Egypt.

VM. ^- ; BOOK LI die with the name and dignity of a sovereign than At all events, she kept to live in a })rivate station. at hand fire to consume her wealth, and asps and other reptiles to destroy herself, and she had the latter tried on human beings, to see what Avay Caesar was anxious in they killed in each case. Now not only to get possession of her treasures but also to seize her alive and to carry her back for his trium})h, yet he was unwilling to appear to have tricked her himself after having given her a kind of pledge, since he wished to treat her as a captive and to a He therecertain extent subdued against her will.

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