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Twelve Emperors by Suetonius

Julius Caesar, Chapter 63: Julius Caesar and Lucius Cassius[47 BC]
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His presence of mind was no less renowned, and the instances of it will appear even more striking. After the Battle of Pharsalus, when he [Note 1] had sent on his troops and was crossing the strait of the Hellespont in a small passenger boat, he met Lucius Cassius, of the hostile party, with ten armored ships and made no attempt to escape, but went to meet Cassius and actually urged him to surrender; and Cassius sued for mercy and was taken on board.

Note 1: he = Julius Caesar

Events: Civil war: Battle of Pharsalus (47 BC), Julius Caesar and Lucius Cassius