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[3] But though battle was offered and accepted, night parted the combatants, and next day Marcellus appeared again with his army drawn up in battle array; so that Hannibal, in distress, called his Carthaginians together and besought them to make their fighting that day surpass all their previous struggles. ‘For you see,’ he said, ‘that we cannot even take breath after all our victories, nor have respite though we are in the mastery, unless we drive this man away.’

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