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Annals by Tacitus
Translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb
Book II Chapter 8: War with the Germans. The Chatti (cont.)[AD 16]
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By this time the fleet had arrived, and Caesar [Note 1], having sent on his supplies and assigned vessels for the legions and the allied troops entered Drusus's fosse," as it was called. He prayed Drusus his father to lend him, now that he was venturing on the same enterprise, the willing and favourable aid of the example and willing and favorable aid of the example and memory of his counsels and achievements, and he arrived after a prosperous voyage through the lakes and the ocean as far as the river Amisia . His fleet remained there on the left bank of the stream, and it was a blunder that he did not have it brought up the river. He disembarked the troops, which were to be marched to the country on the right, and thus several days were wasted in the construction of bridges. The cavalry and the legions fearlessly crossed the first estuaries in which the tide had not yet risen. The rear of the auxiliaries, and the Batavi among the number, plunging recklessly into the water and displaying their skill in swimming, fell into disorder, and some were drowned. While Caesar was measuring out his camp, he was told of a revolt of the Angrivarii in his rear. He at once despatched Stertinius with with some cavalry and a light armed force, who punished their perfidy with fire and sword.

Note 1: Caesar = Germanicus

Event: War with the Germans