|Ex libro CXXI
qui editus post excessum Augusti dicitur
mandatum a senatu erat ut Dolabellam hostem iudicatum bello
auctoritate rei p. adiutus Syriam cum tribus exercitibus, qui in eadem
provincia erant, in potestatem suam redegit, Dolabellam in urbe
obsessum mori coegit. M.
quoque Bruti iussu C. Antonius captus occisus est.
|From book 121
Said to be published
after the death of Augustus
BCE] Gaius Cassius, who had been sent by the Senate
to pursue Dolabella (who was declared an enemy of the state), used the
authority of the republic to obtain the three armies that were
in the province
of Syria, laid siege to the town of Laodicea and forced Dolabella to
Antonius was captured and executed too, by command of Marcus
|Ex libro CXXII
Thracas parumper prospere rem gessit, omnibusque transmarinis
exercitibusque in potestatem eius et C. Cassi redactis coierunt Smyrnae
uterque ad ordinanda belli futuri consilia.
fratrem vinctum communi consilio condonaverunt.
|From book 122
For some time,
Brutus waged a successful war against the Thracians, and when all the
and armies across the sea were in his and Gaius Cassius' power, they
together in Smyrna to make plans for the future war.
pardoned Marcus Messala, convinced by his brother Publicola.
|Ex libro CXXIII
filius, collectis ex Epiro proscriptis ac fugitivis cum exercitu diu
ulla loci cuiusquam possessione praedatus in mari Messanam (oppidum in
Sicilia) primum, dein totam provinciam occupavit occisoque Pompeio
praetore, Q. Salvidenum, legatum Caesaris, navali proelio vicit.
cum exercitibus in Graeciam traicerunt bellum adversus Brutum et
in Africa T. Sextium, Cassianarum partium ducem, proelio vicit.
|From book 123
Pompeius, son of Pompeius the Great, who had assembled exiles and
from Epirus, and had for a long time been active as pirate, without
a real base, first captured Messina (a town on Sicily)
and then the whole province, and, having killed governor
Pompeius Bithynicus, he defeated Quintus Salvidenus, who had been sent
by [Octavian] Caesar, in a naval battle.
and Marc Antony crossed over to Greece with their armies to wage war
Brutus and Cassius.
Cornificius fought against Titus Sextius, the leader of the faction of
Cassius, and defeated him.
|Ex libro CXXIV
C. Caesar et
apud Philippos vario eventu adversus Brutum et Cassium pugnaverunt ita
ut dextra utriusque cornua vincerent et castra quoque utrimque ab his
vicerant expugnarentur. Sed
inaequalem fortunam partium mors Cassi fecit qui cum in eo cornu
quod pulsum erat, totum exercitum fusum ratus mortem conscivit.
victus M. Brutus et ipse vitam finiit exorato Stratone, fugae comite,
sibi gladium adigeret. Annorum erat circiter XL.
inter quos Q. Hortensius occisus est.
|From book 124
Gaius [Octavian] Caesar and Marc Antony fought
against Brutus and Cassius. The outcome was inconclusive because on
sides the right wing won and on both sides the camp was taken by those
who had been victorious. But
the death of Cassius tipped the scales. He had been on the wing that
been defeated and, believing that the whole army had been beaten, chose
On the next
Marcus Brutus was defeated, and he put an end to his life, asking
(who was fleeing too), to drive his sword through him. He was about
among whom Quintus Hortensius was killed.
|Ex libro CXXV
mare Antonio (provinciae ea parte imperi positae ei cesserant) reversus
in Italiam veteranis agros divisit. Seditiones
exercitus sui quas corrupti a Fulvia, M. Antoni uxore, milites adversus
imperatorem suum concitaverant, cum gravi periculo inhibuit. L.
Antonius cos., M. Antoni frater, eadem Fulvia consiliante bellum
in partes suas populis quorum agri veteranis adsignati erant, et M.
qui custodiae urbis cum exercitu praeerat, fuso hostiliter in urbem
|From book 125
Caesar, leaving Marc Antony overseas (the provinces in that part of the
empire had been placed under his command), returned to Italy and gave
to his veterans. At
great danger he suppressed rebellions in his army, which certain
corrupted by Fulvia, the wife of Marc Antony, had stirred up against
Lucius Antonius, brother of Marc Antony, launched a war against
Caesar. The peoples
whose country had been given to the veterans, had sided with him, and
defeated Marcus Lepidus, who was responsible for the defense of the
and forced his way into Rome.