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Ann Book II Chapter 45: War with the Germans. Maroboduus and Arminius.
Dbg Book VI Chapter 24: Previous wars between Gauls and Germans.
Dbg Book VI Chapter 25: The Germans: the Hercynian forest.
Ger Chapter 28: The Germans in general
Ger Chapter 30: The Cattans
Hor Book V Chapter 34: The Migrations of the Gauls into Italy (Cont.)
Msp Chapter 22

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Dbg Book VI Chapter 24: Previous wars between Gauls and Germans.

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The breadth of this Hercynian Forest, which has been referred to above, is to a quick traveler, a journey of nine days
Dbg Book VI Chapter 25: The Germans: the Hercynian forest.

There is an ox of the shape of a stag, between whose ears a horn rises from the middle of the forehead, higher and straighter than those horns which are known to us. From the top of this, branches, like palms, stretch out a considerable distance. The shape of the female and of the male is the same; the appearance and the size of the horns is the same.
Dbg Book VI Chapter 26: The Germans: A kind of unicorn.

There are also animals] which are called elks. The shape of these, and the varied color of their skins, is much like roes, but in size they surpass them a little and are destitute of horns, and have legs without joints and ligatures; nor do they lie down for the purpose of rest, nor, if they have been thrown down by any accident, can they raise or lift themselves up. Trees serve as beds to them; they lean themselves against them, and thus reclining only slightly, they take their rest; when the huntsmen have discovered from the footsteps of these animals whither they are accustomed to betake themselves, they either undermine all the trees at the roots, or cut into them so far that the upper part of the trees may appear to be left standing. When they have leant upon them, according to their habit, they knock down by their weight the unsupported trees, and fall down themselves along with them.
Dbg Book VI Chapter 27: The Germans: How to catch an Elk.

There is a third kind, consisting of those animals which are called uri. These are a little below the elephant in size, and of the appearance, color, and shape of a bull. Their strength and speed are extraordinary; they spare neither man nor wild beast which they have espied.
Dbg Book VI Chapter 28: The Germans: The Uri.


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