History of Hannibal the Carthaginian (Google eBook)

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Harper, 1878 - Carthage (Extinct city) - 295 pages
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Page 38 - ... quiet retirement; he was often seen, covered with a cloak, lying on the ground in the midst of the soldiers on guard, and on the advanced posts. His dress had nothing particular in it, beyond that of others of the same rank ; his horses, and his armour, he was always remarkably attentive to: and whether he acted among the horsemen, or the infantry, he was eminently the first of either, the foremost in advancing to the...

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