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  • n. Plural form of Helvetian.

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Examples

  • The having been killed soldiers, weary from having marched all day, by the Helvetians fierce in battle were desecrated

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Deference”:

  • This novel follows a Roman career officer who attaches himself to the star of Julius Caesar in Spain cca 62/1 BC and later in Gaul from 58 BC on; despite some misgivings, Caius Valeirus Fronto becomes Caesar's main fighting legate against the Helvetians and later Ariovistus.

    The Legions of Rome: novelizations - "Soldier of Rome 1/2" by James Mace and "Marius Mules" by SJ Turney (Overview/Review by Liviu Suciu)

  • “The Counts of Geierstein have a history which runs back to the time of the old Helvetians, and their deeds are reported to have matched their antiquity But all earthly grandeur has an end, and free men tread the ruins of their feudal castle, at the most distant sight of whose turrets surfs were formerly obliged to vail their bonnets, if they would escape the chastisement of contumacious rebels.”

    Anne of Geierstein

  • They destroyed the cavalry by throwing down stones from a high rock; and gave time to fourteen hundred Helvetians to come up and finish the defeat of the army.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • His first war in Gaul was against the Helvetians and Tigurini, who having burnt their own towns, twelve in number, and four hundred villages, would have marched forward through that part of

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Helvetians surprised Caesar, and unexpectedly set upon him as he was conducting his army to a confederate town.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Caesar was in Gaul, he found the Helvetians preparing to go they knew not whither, and put a stop to their motions.

    A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

  • Almost before he knew it, he had finished his basic training and was being assigned to the Seventh, stationed on the frontier separating the Germans of the Marcomanii from the Helvetians.

    The Eternal Mercenary

  • Forest and the rivers Moenus and Rhine, was occupied by the Helvetians; as was that beyond it by the Boians, both nations of Gaul.

    Tacitus on Germany

  • Orgetorīx Helvētiīs persuāsit, _Orgetorix persuaded (made it acceptable to) the Helvetians_; bonīs nocet quī malīs parcit, _he injures (does harm to) the good, who spares the bad_.

    New Latin Grammar

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