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Chapter 5 [Oct. 19th, 2006|09:23 pm]
De Bello Gallico 1

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Post eius mortem nihilo minus Helvetii id quod constituerant facere conantur, ut e finibus suis exeant. Ubi iam se ad eam rem paratos esse arbitrati sunt, oppida sua omnia, numero ad duodecim, vicos ad quadringentos, reliqua privata aedificia incendunt; frumentum omne, praeter quod secum portaturi erant, comburunt, ut domum reditionis spe sublata paratiores ad omnia pericula subeunda essent; trium mensum molita cibaria sibi quemque domo efferre iubent. Persuadent Rauracis et Tulingis et Latobrigis finitimis, uti eodem usi consilio oppidis suis vicisque exustis una cum iis proficiscantur, Boiosque, qui trans Rhenum incoluerant et in agrum Noricum transierant Noreiamque oppugnabant, receptos ad se socios sibi adsciscunt.
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From: jacobus_magnus
2006-10-25 05:33 am (UTC)
Nevertheless, after his [Orgetrix'] death the Helevetians decided to attempt that which they had decided, [and] so departed their territories. When they had determined that they were ready for this business/thing/matter, they set fire to all their towns, numbering a dozen, and some 400 villages, and remaining isolated buildings; the burnt all the grain, except which they were to carry with them, so that, as the hope of a return to home had been cast off, they should be more ready for all dangers that were to be encountered; they ordered each [person] to carry for himself away from home milled rations for three months. They persuaded their neighbors, the Rauracsans, the Tulingers & Latobriguese, that they, having used the same plan [and] burnt their towns and villages, should set out together with them [the Helvetians] The Boiosers too, who had dwellt across the Rhine, and had crossed into the Norican lands and assualted Noreia, they adopted to themselves as welcome[?] companions.
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