The horse and charioteers of the enemy contended vigorously in a skirmish with
our cavalry on the march; yet so that our men were conquerors in all parts, and
drove them to their woods and hills; but, having slain a great many, they
pursued too eagerly, and lost some of their men. But the enemy, after some time
had elapsed, when our men were off their guard, and occupied in the
fortification of the camp, rushed out of the woods, and making an attack upon
those who were placed on duty before the camp, fought in a determined manner;
and two cohorts being sent by Caesar to their relief,
and these severally the first of two legions, when these had taken up their
position at a very small distance from each other, as our men were disconcerted
by the unusual mode of battle, the enemy broke through the middle of them most
courageously, and retreated thence in safety. That day, Q.
Laberius Durus, a tribune of the soldiers, was slain. The enemy,
since more cohorts were sent against them, were repulsed.