|Ex libro CVI
filia, Pompei uxor, decessit, honosque ei a populo habitus est, ut in
populi Ambiorige duce, Eburonum rege, defecerunt. A
quibus Cotta et Titurius, legati Caesaris, circumventi insidiis cum
cui praeerant caesi sunt. Et
cum aliarum quoque legionum castra oppugnata magno labore defensa
inter quae eius cui in Treveris praeerat Q. Cicero, ab ipso Caesare
proelio fusi sunt.
Parthis inlaturus Euphraten flumen transiit, victusque proelio in quo
filius eius cecidit, cum reliquias exercitus in collem recepisset,
in conloquium ab hostibus velut de pace acturis, quorum dux erat
conprehensusque et, nequid vivus pateretur repugnans, interfectus est.
|From book 106
daughter and Pompey's wife [text],
died, and the people allowed her the honor of a burial on the field of
tribes, commanded by king Ambiorix
of the Eburones, revolted. Cotta
and Titurius, Caesar's deputies, were besieged with the army
they commanded, and killed. And
when the camps of the other legions
were also besieged and defended with difficulty, the camp of Quintus
Cicero among the Treverians, was after a battle liberated by Caesar.
Crassus crossed the river Euphrates,
carried the war to the Parthian
empire, and was defeated in a battle [near Carrhae]
in which his son also fell. With the remains of his army, he occupied a
hill, and was summoned to a conference by the enemy leader, Surena,
as if to speak about a truce. However, he was captured and killed in a
struggle to avoid suffering the indignity of remaining alive.
|Ex libro CVII
in Gallia victis iterum in Germaniam transiit, nulloque ibi hoste
reversus in Galliam. Eburonas et alias civitates, quae conspiraverant,
vicit et Ambiorigem in fuga persecutus est.
P. Clodi a T.
Milone candidato consulatus Appia via ad Bovillas occisi corpus plebs
inter candidatos consulatus, Hypsaeum, Scipionem, Milonem essent, qui
ac vi contendebant, ad comprimendas eas Cn. Pompeio legato [lacuna]
et a senatu cos. tertio factus est absens et solus, quod nulli alii
de morte P. Clodi Milo iudicio damnatus in exilium actus est.
Lex lata est
ratio absentis Caesaris in petitione consulatus haberetur, invito et
a C. Caesare adversus Gallos qui prope universi Vercingentorige Arverno
duce defecerunt, et laboriosas obsidiones urbium continet, inter quas
Biturigum et Gergoviae Arvernorum.
|From book 107
the Treverians in Gaul, and crossed into Germania for the second time,
but when he did not meet an enemy, he returned to Gaul. He subdued the
Eburones and other rebellious tribes and pursued Ambiorix when he tried
to make his escape.
Clodius was killed on the Via Appia, near Bovillae, by Titus Annius
a candidate for the consulship.
Clodius was cremated by the plebs
in the building of the Senate.
and armed riots among the candidates for the consulship, Hypsaeus,
and Milo. To suppress these, Gnaeus Pompey was deputized [lacuna]
and, although he was absent, elected consul for the third time, without
colleague. This had never happened before.
of the death of Publius Clodius had been decreed, Milo was condemned by
the court and sent into exile.
A law was
that Caesar could be candidate for the consulship while he was absent;
this was not to Marcus [Porcius] Cato's liking, and he spoke against
It [book 107]
contains an account of Caesar's actions against the Gauls, who had
almost without exception under Vercingetorix, leader of the Arvernians,
and contains accounts of difficult sieges of several towns, such as Avaricum
of the Bituriges and Gergovia of the Arvernians.
|Ex libro CVIII
ad Alesiam vicit omnesque Galliae civitates quae in armis fuerant, in
M. Crassi, Parthos, qui in Syriam transcenderant, cecidit.
M. Cato repulsam tulit, creatis coss. Ser. Sulpicio M. Marcello.
cum aliis Gallorum populis domuit.
inter consules de successore C. Caesari mittendo, agente in senatu
cos. ut Caesar ad petitionem consulatus veniret, cum is lege lata in
consulatus provincias obtinere deberet, resque a M. Bibulo in Syria
|From book 108
Gaius Caesar defeated
all Gallic tribes that were in arms at Alesia,
and accepted their surrender.
of Marcus Crassus, defeated the Parthians, who had invaded Syria.
Cato was defeated when he stood for the consulship. Instead, Servius
and Marcus Marcellus were elected.
the Bellovaces and other Gallic tribes.
[book 108] also contains an account of the conflict between the consuls
about who they should send as successor of Gaius Caesar. Consul
proposed to the Senate that Caesar should return to run for consul,
a law had been passed that he was to rule his provinces
until the time of his consulship had come. The book also contains an
of the war conducted by Marcus Bibulus in Syria.
|Ex libro CIX
qui est civilis belli primus
armorum et initia referuntur contentionesque de successore C. Caesari
cum se dimissurum exercitus negaret nisi a Pompeio
C. Curionis tr. pl. primum adversus Caesarem, dein pro Caesare actiones
factum esset ut successor Caesari mitteretur, M. Antonio et Q. Cassio
pl., quoniam intercessionibus id senatus c. impediebant, urbe pulsis [lacuna]
mandatumque a senatu coss. et Cn. Pompeio, ut viderent nequid res p.
inimicos persecuturus cum exercitu in Italiam venit, Corfinium cum L.
et P. Lentulo cepit eosque dimisit, Cn. Pompeium ceterosque partium
|From book 109
which is the first
dealing with the civil war
The causes and
of the civil war are described, together with the conflict about
out a successor to Gaius Caesar, who refused to disband his armies
Pompey disbanded his. It
[book 109] also contains an account of the actions of the tribune
of the plebs Gaius Curio, who was first against Caesar, but later
had decided that Caesar was to be replaced, the tribunes Marc Antony
Quintus Cassius, who tried to obstruct the senatorial decision, were
from the city [lacuna] The consuls and Gnaeus Pompey
powers from the Senate, to see to it that no harm befell the republic.
Italy with an army to wage war against his enemies. He
together with Lucius Domitius and Publius Lentulus, set them free, and
expelled Gnaeus Pompey and the other members of his faction from Italy.
|Ex libro CX
qui est civilis belli secundus
quae portas cluserat, obsedit et relictis in obsidione urbis eius
C. Trebonio et D. Bruto profectus in Hispaniam L. Afranium et M.
legatus Cn. Pompei, cum VII legionibus ad Ilerdam in deditionem accepit
omnesque incolumes dimisit, Varrone quoque, legato Pompei, cum exercitu
in potestatem suam redacto. Gaditanis
civitatem dedit. Massilienses
duobus navalibus proeliis victi post longam obsidionem potestati
Caesaris, male adversus Pompeianos in Illyrico rebus gestis captus
quo bello Opitergini transpadani (Caesaris auxiliares) rate sua ab
navibus clusa, potius quam in potestatem hostium venirent, inter se
Caesaris in Africa, cum prospere adversus Varum, Pompeianarum partium
pugnasset, a Iuba, rege Mauretaniae, cum exercitu caesus est.
C. Caesar in
|From book 110
which is the second
dealing with the civil war
siege to Marseilles, which had closed its gates, but left the siege of
the city to his deputies Gaius Trebonius and Decimus Brutus and went to
Hispania, where he accepted the surrender of Lucius Afranius and Marcus
Petreius, deputies of Pompey, and seven legions at Ilerda. He let them
all go unharmed. Even [Terentius] Varro, another deputy of Pompey, and
his army were brought into Caesar's power. He
gave the people of Gades the citizenship. The
Massiliotes, which had been defeated in two naval battles, surrendered
themselves to Caesar after a long siege.
Gaius Antonius fought unsuccessfully against the Pompeians in Illyria
was captured. In
this war, several Opiterginians from across the Po (Caesar's auxiliary
troops) killed each other rather than be captured when their raft was
by enemy ships.
deputy in Africa, fought successfully against Varus, the leader of the
Pompeian faction, but was killed with his army by Juba, the king of
Julius Caesar crossed to Greece.