This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
1 Crevier supplement: “Then a mound was formed and works thrown up strengthened with towers and with engines, disposed in various parts so that the enemy might not be able to force a way through without great opposition and danger.  Thus he trusted that he should be secure against every attack of the Romans, and that, wearied out with inac- tion and slow delay, and drained by expenses, a disgust at so difficult a war would seize on the mind of the enemy.  On the other side, the more diligence and caution Paullus saw the Ma- cedonians use, the more assiduously did he study to devise some means of frustrating those hopes, which the enemy had not without reason conceived.  But he suffered immediate distress from the scarcity of water, as the neighbouring river was al- [p. 2094]most dried up, except that a little stream, and that impure, flowed in the part contiguous to the sea.”
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.