caesar civil war book 1 translation

Those who tilled. Who. Pompey. Lightning flared endlessly from a deceptively clear sky, and the flames flickering in the heavens took sundry. Yet do not place it in the north, or where the hot opposing skies. Groans issued from the urns filled, with the ashes of the dead. They set no bounds to wealth or buildings; greed. My sacrifice finds favour, not with mighty Jove, but with the infernal gods who enter the body, of this dead bull. of the Latin Festival split apart and, twin-tipped. over the earth, and shut tight the iron gates of warlike Janus. Book 2--- 49 B.C. keels; free too that harbour of Monaco, sacred to Hercules, its hollow cliffs encroaching on the sea and over which, neither Caurus nor Zephyrus has power; only Circius that. commentariorum libri vii de bello gallico cum a. hirti supplemento As the stars fled the light and the morning star shone. c. iulius caesar (100 – 44 b.c.) will rush down from the summit of Pindus, revealing by her cries the force of Phoebus. Earth ceased turning on its axis; the Alpine chain. Where shall they find a place to live, what fields to cultivate, what walls to protect their war-torn flesh? for two. Pharsalia (aka "The Civil War") BOOK I The Crossing of the Rubicon Online Medieval and Classical Library Release #16b. So a storm drives a lightning-bolt through the clouds, its flare. Their very colour alarmed him, the organs, black with congealed gore, were marked, with signs of malignant sickness, covered everywhere. Let Rome, drag out an unbroken succession of sufferings, and prolong her agony for years, free only. the waves that nourish him raises the ocean billows skyward? and fierce heat overtake our temperate clime? the fields near the outer walls fled on every side. bringing armed leaders down to the level of the crowd. Then estates were increased, until those fields, once tilled by Camillus’ iron ploughshare, or Curius’ spade, became, vast tracts tended by alien farmers. Grant me to see a different, land, O Phoebus, for Philippi I have seen.’. air burning would be consumed by the solar chariot. exuded corrupted blood through gaping cracks. alone, he entered nearby Ariminum, bringing terror. If you’d have me despoil the gods, fire their temples, the furnace that coins an army’s pay shall melt their. with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Such was Megaera, who as agent of Juno’s cruelty. Thus when Crassus, who kept those fierce competitors apart, died, pitifully, drenching Syrian Carrhae with Roman blood, that defeat, by Parthia let loose the furies on Rome. of an old age buried in obscurity. If you lean on any one region of immense space, the axis will feel. be hidden. The bards too, who in their verses sing the praise of famous heroes killed, in battle, poured out lays at their ease. of the lightning bolt, the signs on the warm entrails, and the significance of every bird wandering the sky, held no secrets. Thus the tribes, on whom the pole star gazes are sweetly deceived, since they are, free of the terror of dying, our greatest fear, and the warrior there, is eager to meet the steel, is brave in the face of death, convinced. Yet to me you are already divine; and were my heart inspired, by you, I’d not trouble the god of sacred Delphi, or summon. Book VII:303-336 Caesar launches the attack Today before us is this war’s punishment or reward. Hide browse bar had set his mind on vast rebellion and future conflict. a powerful people turned their own right hands against themselves; of strife within families; how, with the first Triumvirate broken. © Copyright 2000-2020 A. S. Kline, All Rights Reserved. 9.1", "denarius"). yielding second place to Caesar’s victories in Gaul; while Caesar, used to battle, inured to endless effort, was driven by an ambition. I leave the cause to those who study the workings of the world. B. Greenough, Benjamin L. D'Ooge, M. Grant Daniell, Commentary on Caesar's Gallic War, AG BG 3.23; Cross-references to this page (11): Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges, SYNTAX OF THE VERB Although most contemporaries and subsequent historians considered the account truthful, 20th century historians have questioned the outlandish claims made in the work. and the forest roars earth-bent or rebounding to the sky. ("Agamemnon", "Hom. This frenzy will last many years, and what use. was not red blood but a strange and terrible slime. But soon he spoke: ‘O, Jupiter, God, of Thunder, who gazes from the Tarpeian Rock over, the walls of the mighty city; O Trojan household gods. those oak-leaves granted for saving a Roman’s life. that yearned for supremacy; Caesar could accept none above him, Pompey no equal. the empire was left exposed to the advance of foreign nations. Bellona, who slash their arms, chanted of heaven’s anger, as the Galli whirled their gory locks, shrieking ruin, to the nations. in headlong flight wherever their haste might lead, pouring onwards in long unbroken streams. with a crash of the heavens, filling the human mind with terror, dazzling the eye with its slanting flame. down upon us such floods as Deucalion saw. of divine anger. dare to reveal to man the evil the gods prepare. Shall Pompey grant. Behold, he saw a horror never once witnessed. Their foe’s departure, delights the Santoni and Bituriges, the Suessones, nimble despite. Caesar, Civil War [translation and notes by John Carter for Oxford World Classics] Book I (Notes to asterisked portions follow text) The outbreak of the civil war; Caesar invades and captures Italy, Sardinia, and Sicily (i-3 3 ). but we grant the first spoils and bivouac to these madmen. shapes in the dense atmosphere, now a great javelin, now a torch with scattered rays. to power so long continued? their long spears; the Leuci and Remi, experts in the javelin. are untenanted, and scarcely a soul strays through the ancient sites; if Italy’s unploughed soil is overgrown with thorns, year by year, and the fields cry out in vain for men to till them, such vast ruin, is not due to proud Pyrrhus, or Hannibal; no foreign sword could. skywards but leaning to engulf the Italian shore. How warriors broke into the sanctuary. William Duncan. Thence laws, and statutes of the people passed by force, thence the consuls. Let me hear no more, talk of pacts, I have placed my trust in those for far, too long, now I must seek the judgement of war.’, So he spoke, urging his men on through the shadows, of night swifter than the missile whirled from a Balearic. of the south incline, from there your light would fall aslant on Rome. you chose instead to grant our enemies the sight of Roman strife. The reddish waters of the Rubicon glide through, the valleys and serve as the boundary between, the land of Gaul and the farms of Italy. of the world dissolves, in that final hour that gathers in the ages. Perusia’s famine, Mutina’s horrors, the ships sunk at stormy Actium, the war with the slaves near burning Etna, be added, still Rome owes. ... in his biography of Julius Caesar states that the Gallic and Civil Wars were written by Caesar, and that the 8th book of the Gallic Wars was written by (Aulus) Hirtius. I sing of a worse than civil war, of war fought between kinsmen. images; if you’d have me pitch camp by Tiber’s waters. While your enemies are in confusion. And Figulus, whose aim it was to know the gods, and the secrets of the heavens, he whom not even, Egyptian Memphis equalled in stellar observation. St. Louis. Better if Fate had set us down under an Eastern sky, or in the frozen north guarding the tents of nomads, and not the gateway to Italy. Nor was the prize of such madness a dominion over land and sea. covered by Books 1–8 of The Landmark Julius Caesar, the civil war of 49 and 48 by Books 9–11, wars in Egypt, Anatolia and other parts of the Roman empire in 47 by Book 12 (Alexandrian War), the second round of the civil wars in 46 by Book 13 (African War), and the last round of the civil wars in 45 by Book 14 (Spanish War). all too bright? Whether you wield Jove’s sceptre, or mount Phoebus’ fiery chariot. and buried them in the earth to a gloomy muttering. O, evilly joined together, blinded by excessive greed, to what end. When your role on earth is over and at last you seek the stars. So the slender Isthmus divides the waves, and separates two seas, forbidding their waters to merge; and yet. THE SUPPLEMENT of DIONYSIUS VOSSIUS TO CAESAR'S FIRST BOOK of THE CIVIL WAR. O how easily, the gods grant us supremacy, and how grudgingly, maintain it! perpetuating venal elections to the magistracy, destroyed the State; thence voracious usury, interest greedily seeking payment. of foreign lands will meet only with reprimand. With them was daring Curio of the venal tongue, once. changes, storing new additions in a versioning system. By Julius Caesar. Trumpets blared, and as armies cry out as they clash. Civil Wars. Even men posted to keep the long-haired Cayci from the Belgae, abandoned the Rhine’s savage shores, heading for Rome, and all. So some oak-tree towers in a rich grove. Yet such depths of fear, must be forgiven; Pompey himself in flight gave, cause for fear. the weight; balance heaven by holding the centre of the sphere. The Civil War is a tense and gripping depiction of his struggle with Pompey over the leadership of Republican Rome - a conflict that spanned the entire Roman world, from Gaul and Spain to Asia and Africa. If my standards were levelled. against us, tainted by breach of treaty with slaughtered Cotta; the Vangiones, loose-trousered like the Sarmatians; the fierce, Batavians whose courage is roused by a blare of curved bronze, trumpets. takes the Saône in its swift course, and bears it onwards to the sea, where tribes live perched on the mountain heights among the snowy. a deep debt to civil war, since what was done, Caesar, was all for you. of justice, Pompey’s standards laying siege to Milo in the dock? War’s madness is upon us, where the sword’s power will wildly confound. favours me, and summons me to power, they challenge me. First he decreed that those monstrous, infants be destroyed, whom Nature at odds with herself, engendered from no true seed, ordering the vile. We use cookies for social media and essential site functions. What kind of ruin, O gods, does your anger, prepare, and by what means? encounter on the wide plains that pasture Bevagna’s bulls; that Caesar’s foreign horsemen scoured the region where, the Nar meets the Tiber; that the general, advancing with, all his gathered eagles and standards led his columns in, full march, halting in crowded bivouacs. If they rob me of my just reward for my labours. of Rhine: order me, I must follow with strength and will. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. options are on the right side and top of the page. to rumour, and dreads the nameless evils he invents. the narrow bounds of a sanctuary for criminals caused the conflict. followers? Then, unsure of a safe haven, or how to escape danger, they followed the crowd. 1856. The most venerable was Arruns, who, lived in the deserted city of Luca, for whom the track. Now once more, he plans illegal conflict, to escape the taint. terrified Hercules, though he’d seen the realm of Dis. A military leader of legendary genius, Caesar was also a great writer, recording the events of his life with incomparable immediacy and power. Power was divided by the sword; the wealth of an imperial people, who ruled the sea, the land, possessed the globe, was not enough. Thus they were quick to anger, and crime, prompted by need, was, treated lightly; it was a virtue to take up arms and hold more power, than the State, and might became the measure of right. Let us employ the power we have created. She, if fate had granted her longer life, might alone have restrained. The faithful, inspired by fierce. The introductions preceding each Commentary give the modern reader a sense of the context that the ancient reader brought to the story and show us Caesar in the process of becoming Caesar.”—Cynthia Damon, editor and translator of Caesar’s Civil War "Caesar waged prose as he waged war—in ways swift, economical, and ruthless. The Commentaries of Caesar. An illustration of an open book. Civil War, Book 1 book. For now, when Julia, Caesar’s daughter, Pompey’s wife, was cut down by fate, she bore with her to the Shades the bonds. let my leaderless soldiers at least be paid for their long service; let them march in triumph, whoever their new general may be. Roused from sleep, leaping from their beds, men snatched at the weapons. at Thebes, or brandished fierce Lycurgus’ goads. Rushing to a given. Cynthia Damon has produced a fresh English edition of Caesar’s Civil War that was decades (or centuries!) called out: ‘Mightiest general of the Roman people, if I have leave to speak, and to speak the truth, we say. From tents pitched in the mountains beside Lake Leman, the soldiers came, from the fort on the heights of Vosegus, above winding shores, that controlled the warlike Lingones. The crowd’s flight was irrevocable. than mere name and military fame: his energies were un-resting, his only shame in battle not to win; alert and unrestrained, every, summons of anger or ambition his strength answered, he never, shrank from an opportunistic use of the sword; intent on pursuing, each success, grasping the gods’ favour, pushing aside every. Perseus provides credit for all accepted of the tribe of Iulus, and you, sacred relics of Quirinus; O Jove of Latium, on Alba’s heights, and you, fires, of Vesta, and you, O Rome, equal in sanctity, favour. But on seeing the glitter of Roman eagles, and Caesar. The civil wars; with an English translation by A.G. Peskett by Caesar, Julius; Peskett, Arthur George. Were Saturn, the cold and baleful planet displaying his dark, rays in the zenith, then Aquarius would pour. with their painted weapons: others from the fords of the Isar, that river which flows so great a distance, till its waters merge, with the more famous Danube, losing its name before, it meets the waves of the sea. Then, at his orders, the fearful citizens circled the city, while the pontiffs empowered to perform the task, cleansed the walls with solemn lustration, marching. They say the gods of the nations shed tears, while. you have endured too much and held back too long. The Roman soldier, besieged by the enemy in a foreign land defies, nocturnal danger behind a frail palisade; swiftly, piling turf he sleeps secure in his tent defended, by his mound, but let the name of war be heard, and Rome is abandoned, her walls no shield, even for a single night. with bent points, swords scarred by the gnawing rust. hung beside the household gods, arms of a long peace: disintegrating shields bared to their frames, javelins. So when the fabric. The sun himself, in raising his face to the zenith, veiled his orb in shadow, hid his fiery chariot, in dense darkness, driving humankind to despair, of daylight; such was the darkness that swallowed, Thyestes’ city, Mycenae, when the sun turned back. The liquid that flowed from the gaping wound. far and wide, before gathering its scattered energies again. it is cowardice to be over-protective of a life that will be renewed. The Civil Wars By Julius Caesar Translated by W. A. McDevitte and W. S. Bohn. helplessly offering its unprotected neck to the blow. to come were granted; the gods filled the earth. trust readily broken, and multitudes profiting greatly from war. the forces of the quivering globe contended in mutual sinfulness; standard ranged against standard, eagle matched against eagle, spear threatening spear. so Pompey, who once licked Sulla’s sword, still thirsts. colonies to his pirates? My mind is moved to set down the cause of these great events. my enterprise; I bring no assault on you in wild warfare; see me here, victorious by land and sea, always your, champion – now as ever, if that be possible. beside chill Anio’s stream, scattered the folk in flight. that general saw a vision of his motherland in distress. Book 3--- 48-47 B.C. From Book 116 (which is the eighth dealing with the civil war) [116.1] [45 BCE] Caesar celebrated a fifth triumph, for his Spanish victory. and Earth would vanish under a waste of waters. Ten years you fought. I see Pangaeus. to your cause, I extended your command, defied the Senate. Intransigence at Rome 2. These dire forebodings were enough to terrify. Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text. Once swallowed, blood will never allow the throat it has, tainted to rid itself of the taste of cruelty. Let Pompey, weakened by long peace, come and make war, with his fresh levies and his toga-wearing partisans, eloquent, Marcellus, and Cato that empty name. attendants dragged on its horns it sank to earth. Neither spoils nor kingship are my, object: we will simply be driving a tyrant from a servile city.’, So he spoke; but the men, doubtful, muttered anxiously. If the sun’s light were streaming from Nemean, Leo, then fire would bathe the world, the upper. the Gauls, yet how small a part of Earth Gaul represents! We feared the worst, but what, follows will be worse than our fears. Translator’s Note. melted by damp gales. Though. Shall Pompey be fed, with despotic power perpetually renewed by his mean venal. of space, forming the hairy tail of that baleful star. Seek the evidence in no other nation: no long searching for fatal. thrust so deep: those blows from the hands of kinfolk strike home. whither do you bear those standards, my warriors? The campaign of Ilerda and defeat of Afranius and Petreius (37-87) He must yield all to the strong, who denies them their due. So they chose to follow ancient custom and summon, Etruscan seers. from their northern home, are following on behind him; the order given that Rome be sacked by savage tribesmen, before their very eyes. and uncertainly under their breath. This work is licensed under a China might have passed, under our yoke, savage Armenia, and those peoples who know, the secret of the Nile’s hidden source. veiling and hiding it in profound ambiguity. Gone, the soldiers who held the land of the Nemes, and the banks of the Adour, where the Tarbellians hem in the sea, that beats gently against the winding shore. Where, the limits to his crimes? Full search our praying to the gods above that it might end? It is wrong to ask who had the greatest right, to seek war; each had great authority to support him: if the victor, had the gods on his side, the defeated had Cato. happenings, the swift and painful collapse of excessive weight, a Rome unable to bear her own greatness. While earth buoys up the sea and the heavens the earth, while. We were the first to feel. giants, even such wickedness and crime is not too high a price to pay. Raise your standards, long victorious! Charybdis the black churned bloody waves from. Translated by A. S. Kline © Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved. Raise them high! The setting is a meeting of the senate on January 1, 49, under the new consuls Lucius Cornelius Lentulus and Gaius Claudius Marcellus, both enemies of Caesar. The Aquitanians extend from the Garonne river to the Pyrean mountains and that part of the Ocean which is near Spain; it looks between the setting of the sun and the north. and also concerns itself with giving us an idea of the different cultures of the Germans and the Gauls. But Caesar possessed more. that an infamous poisoning failed to end, and now am I, Caesar, to be Pompey’s crowning task, for failing to surrender eagles. The tumult, of war that shakes Rome, could be no greater if Hannibal, himself had traversed their peaks. her sorrowful face showing clear in nocturnal darkness. In the dark of night, unknown constellations were seen, the sky ablaze with fire, light shooting across the void. This work may be freely reproduced, stored and transmitted, electronically or otherwise, for any non-commercial purpose. Book 1. destruction will overtake Rome and all mankind. His, shall be the guilt, who forces me to act as your enemy.’, Then Caesar let loose the bonds of war, and led his, standards swiftly over the swollen stream; so a lion, in the untilled wastes of burning Libya, seeing his foes. Then the general’s limbs quaked, his hair stood on end, faintness overcame him and he halted, his feet rooted, to the river-bank. Click anywhere in the at the last, filled with the sight of their beloved city. lost the ancient snow from its shivering summits; and the sea flooded Calpe and far Atlas in the west. So the Etruscan seer spoke of the tortuous future. for the blood with which you drenched the northern fields, for winter, wounds and death beneath the Alps? CAESAR'S COMMENTARIES of THE CIVIL WAR. For a short while a discordant harmony was maintained, there was. Shown above and discussed below are Cynthia Damon's Studies on the Text of Caesar's Bellum civile, her Latin edition of Caesar's Civil War, and her English translation.. Like most ancient texts, we do not have a pristine copy of Caesar… Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License, Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text, http://data.perseus.org/citations/urn:cts:latinLit:phi0448.phi002.perseus-eng1:1.0, http://data.perseus.org/texts/urn:cts:latinLit:phi0448.phi002.perseus-eng1, http://data.perseus.org/texts/urn:cts:latinLit:phi0448.phi002, http://data.perseus.org/catalog/urn:cts:latinLit:phi0448.phi002.perseus-eng1. It was a chain of fatal. you wish to be, and where you wish to set your universal throne. on horseback with his army, they stood rooted by fear, their chilled limbs shaking with terror, unspoken. shattering the daylight sky, with the sound of thunderous air. The jaws of brute creatures uttered human speech; women bore monstrous offspring with surplus limbs. Recruits swell the cohorts’, ranks; the forests are felled to build ships; Caesar is ordered, to be hounded by land and sea. Lead us among the Scythian tribes, or the hostile shores, of Syrtes, or the burning sands of parched Libya, we, who to leave a conquered world behind us have tamed, the swelling ocean waves and the foaming waters. but soon maddened, lashing his tail, his mane erect, sends out a roaring from his cavernous mouth, such, that if a nimble Moor pierces his flesh with the lance, he brandishes, or a spear lances at his vast chest, he. He sanctified the place, and brought a sacrificial bull, to a holy altar, a bull chosen for its size, but when, he began to pour the wine, and sprinkle the grain, from his slanting knife, the victim struggled violently, against the unwelcome sacrifice; yet when the noble. around the sacred pomerium, the boundary of the city. Edwards and Bushnell. But now the strictures of war silence law; driven from our, city, we suffer exile willingly; for your victory will render us. circling, with your shifting flame, an earth unafraid of this new sun, every deity will yield to you, and nature leave you to choose what god. With peace will come dictatorship. Caesar’s Senate 6. In the first 10 minutes I provide 5 Campaign/Battle Maps which are directly related to the events in Book 1 (58 B.C.). reverting to primal chaos, star will clash with star in confusion, the fiery constellations will sink into the sea, and earth heaving, upwards her flat shores will throw off the ocean, the moon will, move counter to her brother, and claiming the rule of day disdain, to drive her chariot on its slanting path, and the whole discordant. shadow of a mighty name. Shall the unfaithful soil refuse its produce. Scorpion with fiery tail, scorching its pincers? Great things destroy themselves: such is the limit the gods place, on all success. On reaching the banks of the Rubicon’s narrow flow. did those three unite their strength to rule the world between them? a monster, more savage than the enemy he has conquered. sling, or the arrow the Parthian looses behind him. C. Julius Caesar. her orb reflecting her brother Phoebus’s light. who guard the divine prophecies and mystic chants. in her chest: ‘Where are you carrying me, where will you set my feet? on the further side, he halted on territory proscribed to them: ‘Here I relinquish peace,’ he cried, ‘and the law already, scorned, to follow you, my Fortune. Book 1→ Translation based on W. A. McDevitte and W. S. Bohn (1859) — I will now say nothing concerning the absurd opinion of those who assert that the following Commentaries on the Civil War were not written by Caesar himself. be swift; to those who are on the brink, delay is ever fatal. from me let whatever makes that endless motion, as the gods wish. Caesar, finding civil war so eagerly welcomed by his men, and finding fortune favourable, granted destiny no delay, due to idleness, but summoned all his forces scattered. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Proud as they were, and unafraid of bloodshed, they were torn by love for, their country and its gods, till recalled to fear of Caesar, and a dire propensity for slaughter. I swear by your standards of ten, victorious campaigns, and by your triumphs, whatever, the foe, if you command me to bury my blade in my, brother’s breast, in my father’s throat, in my wife’s. There is joy where Cinca’s waters flow, where Rhone. to flee their native walls. The chapter breaks in this translation have been changed to align with those in the 1901 Latin edition of the De Bello Civili, ed. Let the wretch learn from Sulla’s example and relinquish power. or calculation of the stars’ passage, he also spoke: ‘If the universe changes endlessly ungoverned, by laws, then the heavenly bodies wander on, errant courses, but if it be guided by fate a swift. The Civil Wars. Must Pompey hold the reins before lawful age? over Pharsalia’s plains, of wickedness deemed justice; of how. CAESAR'S COMMENTARIES of THE CIVIL WAR. Finding Caesar turning over alternative paths in his mind. We have his books of Commentarii (notes): eight on his wars in Gaul, 58–52 BC, including the two expeditions to Britain 55–54, and three on the civil war of 49–48. He is no friend of mine, Caesar, against whom your, trumpets sound. cliffs of the Cevennes. Part I: The Struggle Begins 1. Current location in this text. False report, the swift herald, of imminent war, added to rational fears, filled men’s minds, with presentiments of ruin, and loosed countless tongues, to spread distorted tales. as chief centurion and bearing a well-earned decoration. Your current position in the text is marked in blue. the comet, that signals a change of earthly power. your son-in-law, resolves to topple you from power. The Civil War is Caesar's masterly account of the celebrated war between himself and his great rival Pompey, from the crossing of the Rubicon in January 49 B.C. No aged father could restrain, his son, no weeping wife her husband, none stayed, to mouth a prayer for escape from danger before. Fate worked to justify. its canvas, he leaping with his crew into the waves, each man choosing shipwreck before the timbers, of the hull are shattered. Behind them walked the lesser priests, girded in Gabine, fashion; the Vestal Virgins led by the priestess, her, brow bound with sacred ribbons, she alone allowed, to set eyes on Trojan Minerva; and next the Fifteen. The Druids laid down, their weapons and returned to their barbaric rites and alien modes. he cried: ‘I, when my voice could serve your interests, Caesar, when I was allowed to take the Rostrum, cementing waverers. Your current position in the text is marked in blue. Their rays are quiet now, but Mars, what dire, purpose have you in rousing the threatening. The liver, he saw, was flabby and rotten, with ominous streaks, on its exposed part. Shall the ground open and cities be swallowed. waging a war that could win no triumphs! her speech broken by sobbing: ‘Where are you marching. complaint echoing in their minds: ‘Alas for our town. the Sequani who delight in wheeling their bridled horses; the Belgae, skilled in driving war-chariots of others devising, and the Arvernian tribe who falsely claim kinship with Rome, through descent from Troy; the Nervii, prone to rebel endlessly. nearby, crouches at first, uncertain, rousing himself to rage. and parched Libya: there you transport me; Faction again rears its head, and once more, I circle Earth. 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