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CCCXXI (A VIII, 11 a)

POMPEY TO CICERO (AT FORMIAE
LUCERIA, 10 FEBRUARY
QUINTUS FABIUS came to me on the 10th of February. He brings me word that L. Domitius, with twelve cohorts of his own and with fourteen brought to him by Vibullius, 1 were on the march to join me: that his intention was to quit Corfinium on the 9th of February, that Gaius Hirrus with five cohorts was coming up behind him. 2 My opinion is that you should join me at Luceria. For here I think you will be safest.


1 L. Vibullius Rufus, Pompey's praefectusfabrum.

2 Caesar (B.C. 1.17) makes Domitius, writing to Pompey, mention "more than thirty cohorts," which agrees with these numbers (thirtyone). L. Domitius Ahenobarbus had been nominated by the senate to the province of Transalpine Gaul.

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