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) 231.

     that the greatest Eagle and ensigne was covered over with aMARCUS
     swarme of bees, and that there was one of the Captaines,BRUTUS
     whose arme sodainly fell a sweating, that it dropped oyleStraunge
     of roses from him, and that they oftentimes went about tosightes before
     drie him, but all would doe no good. And that before theBrutus second
     battell was fought, there were two Eagles fought betwenebattell.
     both armies, and all the time they fought, there was a mar-
     velous great silence all the valley over, both the armies being
     one before the other, marking this fight betwene them: and
     that in the end, the Eagle towardes Brutus gave over, and
     flew away. But this is certaine, and a true tale: that when
     the gate of the campe was open, the first man the standerd
     bearer met that caried the Eagle, was an Æthiopian, whome
     the souldiers for ill lucke mangled with their swordes. Now,
     after that Brutus had brought his armie into the fielde, andBrutus
     had set them in battell ray, directlie against the voward ofsecond
     his enemie: he pawsed a long time, before he gave the sig-battell.
     nall of battell. For Brutus riding up and downe to view
     the bands and companies: it came in his head to mistrust
     some of them, besides, that some came to tell him so muche
     as he thought. Moreover, he sawe his horsemen set forward
     but faintly, and did not goe lustely to geve charge: but still
     stayed, to see what the footemen woulde doe. Then sodainly,
     one of the chiefest Knightes he had in all his armie called
     Camulatius, and that was alway marvelously esteemed of for
     his valliantnes, untill that time: he came hard by Brutus a
     horsebacke, and roade before his face to yeeld him selfe unto
     his enemies. Brutus was marvelous sorie for it, wherefore
     partely for anger, and partely for feare of greater treason
     and rebellion, he sodainly caused his armie to marche, being
     past three of the clocke in the after noone. So in that place
     where he him selfe fought in person, he had the better: and
     brake into the left wing of his enemies, which gave him way,
     through the helpe of his horsemen that gave charge with his
     footemen, when they saw the enemies in a maze, and affrayed.
     Howbeit the other also on the right wing, when the Cap-
     taines would have had them to have marched: they were
     affraid to have bene compassed in behinde, bicause they were
     fewer in number then their enemies, and therefore did spred