CHAP. 58. (57.)—RATTLING OF ARMS AND THE SOUND OF
TRUMPETS HEARD IN THE SKY.
We have heard, that during the war with the Cimbri, the
rattling of arms and the sound of trumpets were heard through
the sky, and that the same thing has frequently happened
before and since1
. Also, that in the third consulship of
Marius, armies were seen in the heavens by the Amerini and
the Tudertes, encountering each other, as if from the east and
west, and that those from the east were repelled2
. It is not
at all wonderful for the heavens themselves to be in flames3
and it has been more frequently observed when the clouds
have taken up a great deal of fire.