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nocturno proelio victum coegit Bosporon profugere. Tigranen
in deditionem accepit eique ademptis Syria, Phoenice, Cilicia, regnum
qui in petitione consulatus ambitus damnati erant facta de
consulibus obpressa est.
Mithridaten persequeretur in ultimas ignotasque gentes penetravit.
Albanosque, qui transitum non dabant, proelio vicit.
Mithridatis per Colchos Heniochosque et res ab eo in Bosporo gestas
|From book 101
BCE] After he had defeated Mithridates
during the night, Gnaeus Pompey forced him to flee to the Bosporan
accepted the surrender of Tigranes
and restored him to his own kingdom,
after he had deprived him of Syria,
Phoenicia and Cilicia.
There was a
by those who had been running for consul
and had been condemned for bribery. They tried to kill the consuls, but
the [First Catilinarian] conspiracy was suppressed.
Gnaeus Pompey, pursuing Mithridates, reached the most distant and
unknown peoples. The Hiberians and Albanians were defeated in battle
they denied him passage.
It [book 101]
contains an account of the flight of Mithridates through the country of
the Colchians and Heniochians, and affairs in the Bosporan kingdom.
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provinciae formam Pontum redegit. Pharnaces,
filius Mithridatis, bellum patri intulit. Ab
eo Mithridates obsessus in regia cum veneno sumpto parum profecisset ad
mortem, a milite Gallo, nomine Bitoco, a quo ut adiuvaret se petierat,
subegit, fanum eorum Hierosolyma, inviolatum ante id tempus, cepit.
repulsam in petitione consulatus passus cum Lentulo praetore et Cethego
et compluribus aliis coniuravit de caede consulum et senatus, incendiis
urbis et obprimenda re p., exercitu quoque in Etruria
coniuratio industria M. Tulli Ciceronis eruta est. Catilina
urbe pulso, de reliquis coniuratis supplicium sumptum est.
|From book 102
Pontus as a province. Pharnaces,
the son of Mithridates, made war against his father and
besieged him in his palace. When the poison Mithridates took did not
him, he asked help from a Gallic soldier named Bitocus, who killed him.
Gnaeus Pompey subdued the Jews and captured their shrine at Jerusalem,
which had never before been violated [more...].
who had twice been defeated during consular elections, conspired with praetor
Lentulus, Cethegus and many others. They wanted to kill the consuls and
set fire to the city, and overthrow the republic. Their army was ready
in Etruria. The
conspiracy was suppressed by the energy of Marcus Tullius
Catilina had been expelled from the city, the other conspirators were
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Catilina a C.
procos. cum exercitu caesus est.
quod in habitu mulieris in sacrarium, quo virum intrare nefas est, cum
intrasset et uxorem [lacuna] Metelli pontificis
Allobrogas qui rebellaverant ad Solonem domuit.
P. Clodius ad
consulatus candidato et captante rem p. invadere conspiratio inter tres
civitatis principes facta est, Cn. Pompeium, M. Crassum, C. Caesarem.
a Caesare cos. cum magna contentione invito senatu et altero cos. M.
in Thracia parum prospere rem gessit.
a P. Clodio tr. pl. lata quod indemnatos cives necavisset in exilium
Caesar in provinciam Galliam profectus
Helvetios, vagam gentem, domuit, quae sedem quaerens per provinciam
Narbonensem iter facere volebat.Praeterea
situm Galliarum continet.
Pompeius de [lacuna] liberis
Mithridatis et Tigrane, Tigranis filio, triumphavit Magnusque
tota contione consalutatus est.
|From book 103
and his army were destroyed by proconsul
accused of having entered in woman's dress into a sanctuary that men
not allowed to enter, and of violating the wife [lacuna]
priest Metellus, was acquitted.
subdued the rebellious Allobrogians near Solo.
was transferred to the plebs.
[Julius] Caesar subdued the Lusitanians [text]. 
When this man was a candidate for the consulship, and wanted
seize control of the republic, a pact
was concluded between the three leading citizens, Gnaeus Pompey, Marcus
Crassus, and Gaius Caesar.
Caesar was consul, agrarian laws were passed after much strife, against
the wishes of the Senate and the other consul, Marcus Bibulus.
Antonius had little success in his war in Thrace.
Cicero was exiled by a law of the tribune
of the plebs Publius Clodius, because he had ordered the executions of
Roman citizens without trial.
Caesar, who had gone to the Gallic
provinces, subdued the Helvetians, a nomadic tribe that wanted to cross
through Caesar's province Narbonensis, wishing to settle somewhere
[book 103] also contains an account of the country of Gaul.
When Pompey celebrated a triumph
over the [lacuna], the children of Mithridates, and
of Tigranes, he was saluted by all those present with the surname The
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situm Germaniae moresque continet.
C. Caesar cum
Germanos (qui Ariovisto duce in Galliam transcenderant) exercitum
rogatus ab Aeduis et Sequanis, quorum ager possidebatur. Trepidationem
militum propter metum novorum hostium ortam adlocutione exercitus
et victos proelio Germanos Gallia expulit.
inter alios [se] exerente et T. Annio Milone tr. pl., ingenti gaudio
ac totius Italiae ab exilio reductus est.
quinquennium annonae cura mandata est.
Suessionas, Viruomanduos, Atrebates, Belgarum populos, quorum ingens
erat, proelio victos in deditionem accepit, ac deinde contra Nervios,
ex horum civitatibus, cum magno discrimine pugnavit eamque gentem
quae bellum gessit donec ex LX milia armatorum D superessent, ex DC
tres tantum evaderent.
Lege lata de
in provinciae formam Cypro et publicanda pecunia regia M. Catoni
eius rei mandata est.
rex, ob iniurias quas patiebatur a suis, relicto regno Romam venit.
gentem Oceano iunctam, navali proelio vicit. Praeterea res a legatis
eadem fortuna gestas continet.
|From book 104
The first part
this book contains an account of the country and customs of Germania.
his army against the Germans, who had, commanded by Ariovistus, invaded
Gaul. This had been requested by the Aedui and Sequani, whose country
been occupied. With a speech, Caesar suppressed panic among his
caused by fear of the new enemies. Having defeated the Germans in
he expelled them from Gaul.
Cicero, backed by Pompey, tribune Titus Annius Milo and others,
from exile, amid great rejoicing on the part of the Senate and all
was assigned to Gnaeus Pompey for a period of five years.
the surrender of the Belgian tribes of the Ambiani, Suessioni,
and Atrebates, whose numbers were very large, after he had defeated
in battle. He proceeded against the Nervians, another Belgian tribe,
fought a difficult battle against these aggressors, wiping them out so
thoroughly that of 60,000 warriors only 500 survived, and of 600
only 3 [text].
A law was
that Cyprus should be organized as a province and the royal funds
be confiscated, and Marcus [Porcius] Cato was sent to administer the
[XII Auletes] of Egypt left his realm and came to Rome after he had
maltreated by his subjects.
Caesar defeated the Veneti, a tribe near the Ocean, in a naval battle.
It [book 104] also contains an account of the successful wars of his
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Cum C. Catonis
plebis intercessionibus comitia tollerentur, senatus vestem
Cato in petitione praeturae praelato Vatinio repulsam tulit.
impediret, qua provinciae consulibus in quinquennium (Pompeio
Crasso Syria et Parthicum bellum) dabantur, a C. Trebonio tr. pl.,
auctore, in vincula ductus est.
Ptolemaeum reduxit in regnum Aegypti, eiecto Archelao, quem sibi regem
in Gallia Caesar Rhenum transcendit et proximam partem Germaniae
ac deinde Oceano in Britanniam primo parum prospere tempestatibus
traiecit, iterum felicius, magnaque multitudine hostium caesa aliquam
insulae in potestatem redegit.
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were vetoed by tribune Gaius Cato, the senators put on their mourning
Cato ran for praetor, but was defeated. Vatinius was elected.
this same man [Cato] tried to obstruct a law in which provinces were
to the consuls for five years (Hispania to Pompey, Syria and the Parthian
war to Crassus), he was put into irons by tribune Gaius Trebonius, who
had proposed the law.
Aulus Gabinius brought Ptolemy back to the kingdom of Egypt, and
Archelaus, who had proclaimed himself king [as husband of queen Berenice
After he had
German tribes in Gaul, Caesar crossed
subdued a nearby part of Germania. He proceeded across the Ocean to
at first with little success because of bad weather, but on a second
with better luck. He killed a large number of enemies and subdued a
of the island.