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Caesar at the Belgae
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Caesari omnia uno tempore erant agenda:
Everything had to be done at the same time by Caesar:
Vexillum proponendum auod erat insigne cum ad arma concurri oportet;
The standard had to be displayed , which was the signal when [the soldiers] had to rush together to arms;
Signum tuba dandum ab opere revocandi milites;
The signal had to be given on the trumpet;the soldiers had to be recalled from work;
Qui paulo longuis aggerisvpetendi causa processerant artcessendi.
Those who had gone out a little further to seek materials far a rampart had to be summoned.
Acies instruenda; milites cohortanfi; signum dandum.
The battle line had to be drawn up; the soldiers had to be encouraged; the signal [for battle] had to be given.
Quartem rerum magnam partem temporis brevitas at incursus hostium impediebat.
A great part of these actions was hindered by the shortage of time and the enemy attack.
His difficultatibus duae res erant subsido scientia atque usus militum.
Two factors relieved these difficulties: the skill and the experience of the soldiers.
Quod superioribus proeliis exercitati quid feri oportet non minus commode ipsi sibi prae scribere quam ab aliis docere poterant,
Because, trained in previous battles, they were able to determine for themselves what should be done, just as easily as to be instructed by others,
Et quod obere singulisque legionibus singulos legatos caesar discedere nisi munitis castris vetuerat,
And because Caesar had forbidden each commander to leave the works and their respective legions unless the camp was fortified,
Hi propter propinquitatem et celeritatem hostium nihil iam Caesaria imperium, expectabant,
The commanders. Because of the proximity and the speed of the enemy,
Sed per se quae videbantur domini administrabant.
But performed on their own initiative what seemed right to them.
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