Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
Englished by Sir Thomas North. Trans. Sir Thomas North. Vol. 6 (1579; London: David Nutt, 1896) 223.

     laye, to cutte of Cassius way to come to the sea: andMARCUS
     Caesar, at the least his armye, styrred not. As for OctaviusBRUTUS
     Caesar him selfe, he was not in his campe, bicause he was
     sicke. And for his people, they litle thought the ene-
     mies would have given them battell, but onely have made
     some light skirmishes to hinder them that wrought in the
     trenche, and with their darts and slings to have kept them
     from finishing of their worke: but they taking no heede
     to them that came full upon them to give them battell,
     marvelled much at the great noyse they heard, that came
     from the place where they were casting their trenche. In
     the meane tyme Brutus that led the right winge, sent
     litle billes to the Colonells and Captaines of private bandes,
     in the which he wrote the worde of the battell: and he
     him selfe riding a horse backe by all the trowpes, did
     speake to them, and incoraged them to sticke to it like
     men. So by this meanes very fewe of them understoode
     what was the worde of the battell, and besides, the moste
     parte of them never taryed to have it tolde them, but
     ranne with greate furie to assayle the enemies: whereby
     through this disorder, the legions were marvelously scat-
     tered and dispersed one from the other. For first of all,
     Messalaes legion, and then the next unto them, went be-
     yond the left winge of the enemies, and did nothing, but
     glawnsing by them, overthrewe some as they went, and so
     going on further, fell right upon Caesars campe, out of
     the which (as him selfe writeth in his Commentaries) he
     had bene conveyed away a litle before, thorough the coun-
     sell and advise of one of his friendes called Marcus Artorius:
     who dreaming in the night, had a vision appeared unto
     him, that commaunded Octavius Caesar should be caried
     out of his campe. Insomuch as it was thought he was
     slayne, bicause his lytter (which had nothing in it) was
     thrust through and through with pykes and darts. There
     was great slaughter in this campe. For amongest others,
     there were slayne two thowsand Lacedaemonians, who were
     arrived but even a litle before, comming to ayde Caesar.
     The other also that had not glaunsed by, but had given
     a charge full upon Caesars battell: they easily made them