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The Gallic War (De Bello Gallico) by Julius Caesar
Translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb
Book V Chapter 36: Revolt of the Gauls. Sabinus wants to surrender.[54 BC]
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Much troubled by these events, Quintus Titurius, when he had perceived Ambiorix in the distance encouraging his men, sends to him his interpreter, Gnaeus Pompey, to beg that he would spare him and his soldiers. He, when addressed, replied, "If he wishes to confer with him, it was permitted; that he hoped what pertained to the safety of the soldiers could be obtained from the people; that to him however certainly no injury would be done, and that he pledged his faith to that effect." He consults with Cotta, who had been wounded, whether it would appear right to retire from battle, and confer with Ambiorix; [saying] that he hoped to be able to succeed respecting his own and the soldiers' safety. Cotta says he will not go to an armed enemy and in that perseveres.

Event: Revolt of the Gauls