Der Hannibalweg: neu untersucht und durch Zeichnungen und Tafeln erläutert

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Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1900 - Punic War, 2nd, 218-201 B.C. - 204 pages
 

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Page 27 - Postero die profectus adversa ripa Rhodani mediterranea Galliae petit, non quia rectior ad Alpes via esset, sed quantum a mari 5 recessisset, minus obvium fore Romanum credens, cum quo, priusquam in Italiam ventum foret, non erat in animo manus conserere.
Page 154 - rocky declivity, by which the old road formerly descended " to the valley of Susa, corresponds perfectly to the famous " places mentioned both by Livy and Polybius, where the " path had been torn away by a recent avalanche. This " place in Mont Cenis is immediately below the summit of " the pass, and may now be seen furrowed by a roaring " torrent, amidst dark ledges of rock. The corresponding " chasm on the southern side of the Little St. Bernard is " below the reach of avalanches.
Page 151 - Galliis venientibus prona humilitate devexum, pendentium saxorum altrinsecus visu terribile praesertim verno tempore,2 cum liquente gelu nivibusque solutis flatu calidiore ventorum, per diruptas utrimque angustias et lacunas, pruinarum congerie latebrosas, descendentes cunctantibus plantis homines et iumenta procidunt et carpenta ; idque remedium ad arcendum exitium repertum est solum, quod pleraque vehicula vastis funibus illigata pone cohibente virorum vel bourn nisu valido vix gressu reptante,...
Page 45 - Gallia seiungunt, quas nemo unquam cum exercitu ante eum praeter Herculem Graium transierat (quo facto is hodie saltus Graius appellatur), Alpicos conantes prohibere concidit, loca patefecit, itinera muniit. effecit, ut ea elephantus ornatus ire posset, qua antea unus homo inermis vix poterat repere.
Page 140 - Whereas, from the southern front of the summit of Mont Cenis, not only the plains of Piedmont are distinctly visible at the opening of the lower end of the valley of Susa, which lies at your feet, but the Apennines beyond them can be seen. To settle this important point, the author made a sketch of both on the spot, on the 24th October, the very time of Hannibal's passage, which is still in his possession.
Page 13 - Imperator non quod sibi utile, sed quod omnibus possibile considerat. ideo et staiivas ordinat; triduo ambulat exercitus, quarto requiescit die. eliguntur civitates, in quibus triduum, quatriduum et plures interponantur dies, si aquis abundant, commerciis frequentantur. et ita sine labore conficitur iter...
Page 29 - Alpes praeparari cogebant. 9 Sedatis Hannibal certaminibus Allobrogum cum iam Alpes peteret, non recta regione iter instituit, sed ad laevam in Tricastinos flexit : inde per extremam oram Vocontiorum agri tendit in Tricorios, haud usquam inpedita via, priusquam ad Dmentiam flumen perve10 nit.
Page 194 - Zum Unglück entsprach seine geistige Begabung diesen unerhörten Erfolgen schlechterdings nicht. Er war kein böser und kein unfähiger, aber ein durchaus gewöhnlicher Mensch, durch die Natur geschaffen ein tüchtiger Wachtmeister, durch die Umstände berufen Feldherr und Staatsmann zu sein.
Page 13 - ... ordinat ; triduo ambulat exercitus, quarto requiescit die. Eliguntur civitates in quibus triduum, quatriduum, et plures interponantur dies, si aquis abundant, commerciis frequentantur : et ita sine labore conficitur iter.— Serm.

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