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* This was not the first time that oxen had been employed in stratageons of war. The classical reader will remember with what address Hannibal made use of them, in order to extricate himself from a perilous situation, between the rocks of Formiae on one side, and the marshes of Linternum on the other. That able general collected two thousand oxen, tied bundles of vine-cuttings to their horns, set fire to them in the night, and then drove the infuriated animals towards the heights and passes occupied by the R mans, who fied panic-struck, and gave the Carthaginians time to pass the desile.

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