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during this quantity are 3 works in regards to the campaigns engaged in through the good Roman statesman Julius Caesar (100–44 BCE), yet now not written by way of him. The Alexandrian War, which bargains with issues in different places additionally, can have been written via Aulus Hirtius (ca. 90–43 BC, pal and armed forces subordinate of Caesar), who's mostly considered as the writer of the final e-book of Caesar's Gallic War. The African War and The Spanish War are distinctive money owed essentially by way of officials who had shared within the campaigns. All 3 works are vital resources of our wisdom of Caesar's career.

The Loeb Classical Library version of Caesar is in 3 volumes.

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Ko detriniento adeo sunt fracti Alexandrini, cum iam non vii-tute propugnatorum, sed scientia classiariorum se victos viderent, ut vix ex aedificiis defendi posse se confiderent, quibus et superioribus locis sublevabantur,^ et materiam cunctam obicerent, quod nostrae classis oppugnationem etiam ad terram verebantur. Idem, postea quam Ganymedes in concilio confirmavit sese et eas quae essent amissae restituturum et numerum adaucturum, magna spe et fiducia veteres reficere navis accuratiusque huic rei studere atque inservire instituerunt.

The latter task being completed, so that not a single pinnace could come out, and the former one being under way, all the Alexandrians' forces burst out of the town and took post in a fairly open position over against our fortifications of while at the same time they drew up the bridge near the mole the vessels which they had been in the habit of sending out under the bridges to set fire And so the battle proceeded, to our transports. with us fighting from the bridge and the mole, and with them from the area facing the bridge and from their ships opposite the mole.

Meanwhile the entrenchments were daily extended by additional works, and all those sectors of the town which appeared to be not strong enough were provided with shelters and mantlets batteringrams, moreover, were introduced from one building into the next through holes, and the entrenchments were extended to cover all the ground laid bai*e by demolitions or gained by force of arms. For Alexandria is well-nigh fire-proof, because its buildings contain no wooden joineiy and are held together by an arched construction and are roofed with rough-cast or tiling.

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