e rest remained within the defile to guard the trains, sheltered by a double rampart.
The following day, having reconnoitred the defile before they moved, they joined the van.
In this battle there was a loss both of baggage and of camp-followers and a considerable number of soldiers had fallen, since there was fighting everywhere along the whole defile, but the most serious blow received was the death of Quintus Minucius Thermus, a man of courage and energy.He had been consul in 193 B.C. and was one of the ten commissioners. That day they reached the Hebrus river.
Then they crossed the frontiers of the Aenians near the temple of Apollo, whom the natives call Zerynthius.
Another pass confronted them near Tempyra —this is the name of the placenot less rough than the former; but, because there is no wooded country around it, it does not furnish even hiding-places for ambuscades.
The Thrausi,B.C. 188 these too being Thracians, assembled here with the same hope