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42. [p. 5064]ceterum, seu non omnibus delendi urbem libido erat, seu ita placuerat principibus Gallorum et ostentari quaedam incendia terroris causa, si compelli ad deditionem caritate sedum suarum obsessi possent, [2] et non omnia concremari tecta ut quodcumque superesset urbis, id pignus ad flectendos hostium animos haberent, nequaquam perinde atque in capta urbe primo die aut passim aut late uagatus est ignis. [3] Romani ex arce plenam hostium urbem cernentes uagosque per uias omnes cursus, cum alia atque alia parte noua aliqua clades oreretur, non mentibus solum concipere sed ne auribus quidem atque oculis satis constare poterant. [4] quocumque clamor hostium, mulierum puerorumque ploratus, sonitus flammae et fragor ruentium tectorum auertisset, pauentes ad omnia animos oraque et oculos flectebant, uelut ad spectaculum a fortuna positi occidentis patriae nec ullius rerum suarum relicti praeterquam corporum uindices, [5] tanto ante alios miserandi magis qui unquam obsessi sunt quod interclusi a patria obsidebantur, omnia sua cernentes in hostium potestate. [6] nec tranquillior nox diem tam foede actum excepit; lux deinde noctem inquieta insecuta est, nec ullum erat tempus quod a nouae semper cladis alicuius spectaculo cessaret. [7] nihil tamen tot onerati atque obruti malis flexerunt animos quin etsi omnia flammis ac ruinis aequata uidissent, quamuis inopem paruumque quem tenebant collem liberati relictum uirtute defenderent; [8] [p. 5065]et iam cum eadem cottidie acciderent, uelut adsueti malis abalienauerant ab sensu rerum suarum animos, arma tantum ferrumque in dextris uelut solas reliquias spei suae intuentes.

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