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§ 240 Terror Cimbrius
1 Olim Cimbri et Teutones populi Germaniae, cum feminis liberisque
2 Italiae adpropinqaverant et copias Romani maximo proelio vicerant.
3 Ubi fuga legionum nuntiata est, summus erat terror totius Romanae, et
4 Romani, graviter commoti, sacra crebra deis faciebant et salutem petebant.
6 Tum Manlius orator animos populi ita confirmavit: "Magnam
7 calamitatem accepimus. Oppida nostra a Cimbris Teutonibusque
8 capiuntur, agricolae interficuntur, agri vastantur, copiae barbarorum
9 Romae adpropinquant. Itaque, nisi novis animus proelium novun
10 faciemus et Germanos ex patria nostra sine mora agemus, erit nulla
11 salus feminis nostris liberisque. Servate liberos! Servate patriam!
12 Antea superate summus quia imperatores nostri fuerunt infirmi. Nunc
13 Marius, clarus imperator, qui iam multas alias victorias reportavit,
14 legiones ducet et animos nostros terrore Cimbrico libreare maturabit."
16 Manlius tum in Africa bellum gerebat. Sine mora ex Africa in Italiam
17 vocatus est. Copias novas non solum toti Italiae sed etiam
18 provinciis sociorum imperavit. Disciplina autem dura laboribusque
19 perpetuis milites execuit. Tum cum pedibus equitibusque, qui iam
20 proelio studebant, as Germanorum castra celeriter properavit. Diu et
21 acriter pugnatum est. Denique barbari fugerunt et multi in fuga ab
22 equitibus sunt interfecti. Marius pater patriae vocatus est.
Once upon a time the Cimbri and Teutons, with their women and children came near to Italy and the forces of the Romans were defeated in a great battle. When the flight of the legions was announced, it was the greatest terror of all Romans, and the Romans, gravely excited, made frequent sacrifice to the gods and sought safety.
At that time the orator Manlius strengthened the people's spirit thus: "Great calamities we have received. Our towns have been captured by the Cimbri and the Teutons, our farmers killed, our fields devastated, the barbarian forces draw near to Rome. And so unless we make a new battle with a new spirit and drive the Germans from our fatherland without delay it will not be safe for our women and children. Save the children! Save the fatherland! Before we were defeated because out generals were weak. Now, Marius, the famous general, who has won won many other victories already, shall lead the legions and will hasten to free our spirits from the Cimbri terror.
At that time Manlius was waging war in Africa. Without delay he was called out of Africa to Italy. He has levied new forces not only from Italy but also from the provinces of our allies. Moreover, he has trained the soldiers by constant discipline and hard labor. Then with the solders and cavalry who were already eager for battle he quickly hastened to the German fort For a long time and fiercely the battle was fought. At last the barbarians took flight and many in flight were killed by the cavalry. Marius was called father of the country.