thered in the air, and a violent and prolonged torrent of
rain descended, under which the Romans with difficulty
effected a return to their own camp. . . .
Many Romans lost their lives by the fire inThe Romans in the mining district of Spain.
trying to get the silver and gold which had been
melted and fused. . . .
Scipio on the Expulsion of the Carthaginians from Spain in Consequence of the Above Victory
When every one complimented Scipio after he hadScipio's idea of transferring the war to Africa.
driven the Carthaginians from Iberia, and
advised him straightway to take some rest and
ease, as having put a period to the war, he
answered that he "congratulated them on their sanguine
hopes; for himself he was now more than ever revolving in his
mind how to begin the war with Carthage. Up to that time
the Carthaginians had waged war upon the Romans; but that
now fortune put it in the power of the Romans to make war
upon them. . . ."
Scipio's Visit to Syphax, King of Masaesylians