Chapter 6.15

Alterum genus est equitum. Hī, cum est ūsus atque aliquod bellum incidit (quod ferē ante Caesaris adventum quotannīs accidere sōlēbat, utī aut ipsī iniūriās īnferrent aut illātās prōpulsārent), omnēs in bellō versantur; atque eōrum ut quisque est genere cōpiīsque amplissimus, ita plūrimōs circum sē ambactōs clientēsque habet. Hanc ūnam grātiam potentiamque nōvērunt.

Knights and retainers.

equites: Compare Roman Equites

cum est ūsus: 'when there is occasion' (Rice Holmes). (< A&G 548)

versantur: 'engaged', or 'are employed' (Allen & Judson)

ut quisque amplissimus…ita plurimos: 'the more powerful…the greater number' (Allen & Greenough); ut quisque…ita: 'the more…the more' (Allen & Judson)( A&G 313.a, 323.g)

clientes: Compare Roman Patrons and Clients

ūsus –ūs m.: use, occasion, need, want, necessity

adventus –ūs m.:  arrival, approach

quotannīs:  annually

prōpulso, -āre: drive off, beat off, keep off; keep at bay; repel

verso, -āre: turn about often, turn hither and tither; pass. remain, stay

amplus -a, -um: large, copious, ample; well-supplied with; rich in

ambactus –ī m.: attendant, retainer

cliēns –entis m.:  dependant, client, retainer

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Christopher Francese, Caesar: Selections from the Gallic War. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Dickinson College Commentaries, 2011, revised and enlarged 2018. ISBN: 978-1-947822-02-3. https://dcc.dickinson.edu/caesar/book-6/chapter-6-15