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46. instruitur acies, nec Veiens hostis Etruscaeque legiones detractant. prope certa spes erat non magis secum pugnaturos quam pugnaverint cum Aequis; maius quoque aliquod in tam inritatis animis et occasione ancipiti haud desperandum esse facinus. [2] res aliter longe evenit; nam non alio ante bello infestior Romanusadeo hinc contumeliis hostes, hinc consules mora exacerbaverantproelium iniit. [3] vix explicandi ordinis spatium Etruscis fuit, cum pilis inter primam trepidationem abiectis temere magis quam emissis pugna iam in manus, iam ad gladios, ubi Mars est atrocissimus, venerat. [4] inter [p. 374] primores genus Fabium insigne spectaculo1 exemploque civibus erat. ex his Q. Fabiumtertio hic anno ante consul fueratprincipem in confertos Veientes euntem ferox viribus et armorum arte Tuscus, incautum inter multas versantem2 hostium manus, gladio per pectus transfigit; telo extracto praeceps Fabius in volnus cadit.3 [5] sensit utraque acies unius viri casum, cedebatque inde Romanus, cum M. Fabius consul transiluit iacentis corpus obiectaque parma, “hoc iurastis,” inquit, “milites, fugientes vos in castra redituros? [6] adeo ignavissimos hostes magis timetis quam Iovem Martemque, per quos iurastis? at ego iniuratus aut victor revertar aut prope te hic, Q. Fabi, dimicans cadam.” consuli tum Caeso4 Fabius, prioris anni consul: “verbisne istis, frater, ut pugnent te impetraturum credis? [7] di impetrabunt, per quos iuravere; et nos, ut decet proceres, ut Fabio nomine est dignum, pugnando potius quam adhortando accendamus militum animos!” sic in primum infensis hastis provolant duo Fabii totamque moverunt secum aciem.

1 A.U.C. 274

2 versantem D2(or D1) ς: uersantes ω.

3 cadit H. J. Müller: abiit ω.

4 Caeso ς: gaius ω. c_ U: graus H.

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