Sentence Examples


  • In 376 a large band of Triballi crossed Mt Haemus and advanced as far as Abdera; they were preparing to besiege the city, when Chabrias appeared off the coast with the Athenian fleet and compelled them to retire.
  • After Solferino the allies prepared to besiege the Quadrilateral.
  • His first action was to besiege Ptolemais.
  • Hearing that Vespasian was preparing to besiege Jotapata, a strong fortress in the hills, which was held by other fugitives, Josephus entered it just before the road approaching it was made passable for the Roman horse and foot.
  • When he had isolated the capital and was preparing to besiege it, the news of Nero's death reached him at Caesarea.

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