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49. filium Gala Masinissam habebat septem decem annos natum, ceterum iuvenem ea indole ut iam tum appareret maius regnum opulentiusque quam quod accepisset facturum. [2] legati, quoniam Syphax se Romanis iunxisset, ut potentior societate eorum adversus reges populosque Africae esset, [3?] docent melius fore Galae quoque Carthaginiensibus iungi quam primum, antequam Syphax in Hispaniam aut Romani in Africam transeant; opprimi Syphacem nihildum praeter nomen ex foedere Romano habentem posse. facile persuasum Galae, [4?] filio deposcente id bellum, ut mitteret exercitum; qui Carthaginiensibus legionibus coniunctus1 magno proelio Syphacem devicit. triginta milia eo proelio hominum caesa dicuntur. [5] Syphax cum paucis equitibus in Maurusios ex acie Numidasextremi prope Oceanum adversus Gadis coluntrefugit, adfluentibusque ad famam eius undique [6?] barbaris ingentis brevi copias armavit cum quibus in Hispaniam angusto diremptam freto traiceret. sed2 Masinissa cum victore exercitu advenit; isque ibi cum Syphace ingenti gloria per se sine ullis Carthaginiensium opibus gessit bellum.

[p. 334] [7] in Hispania nihil memorabile gestum praeterquam3 quod Celtiberum iuventutem eadem mercede qua pacta cum Carthaginiensibus erat imperatores Romani ad se perduxerunt, [8] et nobilissimos Hispanos supra trecentos in Italiam ad sollicitandos populares qui inter auxilia Hannibalis erant miserunt. id4 modo eius anni in Hispania5 ad memoriam insigne est, quod mercennarium militem in castris neminem ante quam tum Celtiberos Romani habuerunt.

1 coniunctus Madvig: -iis P: -i P2?: -is (1).

2 Sed H. J. Müller: om. P(1): eo or et Madvig: ceterum luchs: interim Weissenborn.

3 A.U.C. 541

4 Id modo. . habuerunt P(1): spurious Geyer.

5 eius (or eris) anni in Hispania P(1): spurious Conway.

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    • Titus Livius (Livy), Ab urbe condita, Index, Masinissa
    • Titus Livius (Livy), Ab urbe condita, Index, Maurusii
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    • Titus Livius (Livy), Ab urbe condita, Index, Syphax
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    • Titus Livius (Livy), Ab urbe condita, Index, Cn. Cornelius Scipio Calvus
    • Titus Livius (Livy), Ab urbe condita, Index, Gades
    • Titus Livius (Livy), Ab urbe condita, Index, Gala
    • Titus Livius (Livy), Ab urbe condita, Index, Hispam
    • A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1890), EXE´RCITUS
    • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), MAURETA´NIA
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