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The affair thus ended, war was declared on the . . . 1 and Lentienses, 2 tribes of the Alamanni, who often made extensive inroads through the Roman frontier defences. On that expedition the emperor himself set out and came to Raetia and the Campi Canini; 3 and after long and careful deliberation it seemed both honorable and expedient that, while he waited there with a part of the soldiers, Arbetio, commander of the cavalry, with the stronger part of the army should march on, [p. 127] skirting the shores of Lake Brigantia, 4 in order to engage at once with the savages. Here I will describe the appearance of this place as briefly as my project allows.
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