Tacitus Annals- Book 4- Chapter 5

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Italiam utroque mari duae classes, Misenum apud etRavennam, proximumque Galliae litus rostratae naves praesidebant, quas Actiaca victoria captas Augustus in oppidumForoiuliense miserat valido *** remige.
Italy on both seas was guarded by fleets, at Misenum and at Ravenna, and the contiguous coast of Gaul by ships of war captured in the victory of Actium, and sent by Augustus powerfully manned to the town of Forojulium.
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. sed praecipuumrobur Rhenum iuxta, commune in Germanos Gallosquesubsidium, octo legiones erant. Hispaniae recens perdomitae tribus habebantur.
But our chief strength was on the Rhine, as a defence alike against Germans and Gauls, and numbered eight legions.
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Hispaniae recens perdomitae tribus habebantur.
Spain, lately subjugated, was held by three. Mauretania was king Juba's, who had received it as a gift from the Roman people.
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Mauros Iuba rex acceperatdonum populi Romani.
Mauretania was king Juba's, who had received it as a gift from the Roman people.
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cetera Africae per duas legionesparique numero Aegyptus,
The rest of Africa was garrisoned by two legions, and Egypt by the same number.
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dehinc initio ab Syriae usque adflumen Euphraten, quantum ingenti terrarum sinu ambitur, quattuor legionibus coercita, accolis Hibero Albanoque etaliis regibus qui magnitudine nostra proteguntur adversumexterna imperia.
Next, beginning with Syria, all within the entire tract of country stretching as far as the Euphrates, was kept in restraint by four legions, and on thisfrontier were Iberian, Albanian, and other kings, to whom our greatness was a protection against
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(...)
any foreign power.
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et Thraeciam Rhoemetalces ac liberi Cotyis,
Thrace was held by Rhœmetalces and the children of Cotys;
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ripamque Danuvii legionum duae in Pannonia,
the bank of the Danube by two legions in Pannonia,
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duaein Moesia attinebant,
two in Mœsia,
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totidem apud Delmatiam locatis,
and two also were stationed in Dalmatia,
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quaepositu regionis a tergo illis, ac si repentinum auxilium Italiaposceret, haud procul accirentur, quamquam insideret urbemproprius miles,
which, from the situation of the country, were in the rear of the other four, and, should Italy suddenly require aid, not too distant to be summoned. But the capital was garrisoned by its own special soldiery,
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tres urbanae, novem praetoriae cohortes,
three city, nine prætorian cohorts,
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Etruria ferme Vmbriaque delectae aut vetere Latio et coloniis antiquitus Romanis.
levied for the most part in Etruria and Umbria, or ancient Latium and the old Roman colonies.
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at apud idonea provinciarumsociae triremes alaeque et auxilia cohortium, neque multosecus in iis virium:
There were besides, in commanding positions in the provinces, allied fleets, cavalry and light infantry, of but little inferior strength.
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sed persequi incertum fuit, *** ex usutemporis huc illuc mearent, gliscerent numero et aliquandominuerentur.
But any detailed account of them would be misleading, since they moved from place to place as circumstances required, and had their numbers increased and sometimes diminished.
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