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[3] Moreover on the night before the battle, as Caesar was making the round of his sentries about midnight, a fiery torch was seen in the heavens which seemed to be carried over his camp, blazing out brightly, and then to fall into Pompey's. And during the morning watch it was noticed that there was actually a panic confusion among the enemy.1 However, Caesar did not expect to fight on that day,2 but began to break camp for a march to Scotussa.

1 Cf. the Pompey, lxviii. 3.

2 August 9, 48 B.C.

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