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[3] the river therefore chafed against the inflow of the sea and the opposition of its billows, and was rough, being beaten back with a great din and violent eddies, so that it was impossible for the master of the boat to force his way along. He therefore ordered the sailors to come about in order to retrace his course. But Caesar, perceiving this, disclosed himself, took the master of the boat by the hand, who was terrified at sight of him, and said: ‘Come, good man, be bold and fear naught; thou carryest Caesar and Caesar's fortune in thy boat’ 1

1 Cf. Dion Cassius, xli. 46, 3.

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