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Twelve Emperors by Suetonius

Julius Caesar, Chapter 34: The Civil war[48 BC]
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The sum total of his movements after that is, in their order, as follows: he [Note 1] overran Umbria, Picenum, and Etruria, took prisoner Lucius Domitius, who had been irregularly named his successor, and was holding Corfinium with a garrison, let him go free, and then proceeded along the Adriatic to Brundisium, where Pompeius and the consuls had taken refuge, intending to cross the sea as soon as might be. After vainly trying by every kind of hindrance to prevent their sailing, he marched off to Rome, and after calling the senate together to discuss public business, went to attack Pompeius' strongest forces, which were in Hispania under command of three of his lieutenants -- Marcus Petreius, Lucius Afranius, and Marcus Varro --- saying to his friends before he left I go to meet an army without a leader, and I shall return to meet a leader without an army. And in fact, though his advance was delayed by the siege of Massilia, which had shut its gates against him, and by extreme scarcity of supplies, he nevertheless quickly gained a complete victory.

Note 1: he = Julius Caesar

Events: Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, Civil war - siege and battle of Massilia (49 BC), Civil war in Spain. Battle of Ilerda (49 BC)