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[3] he also ordered the masters of the ships to receive the attacks of the enemy as if their ships were lying quietly at anchor, and to maintain their position at the mouth of the gulf, which was narrow and difficult. Caesar, we are told, who had left his tent while it was yet dark and was going round to visit his ships, was met by a man driving an ass. Caesar asked the man his name, and he, recognizing Caesar, replied: ‘My name is Prosper, and my ass's name is Victor.’ Therefore, when Caesar afterwards decorated the place with the beaks of ships, he set up bronze figures of an ass and a man.

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