an immense booty

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  • Afterwards, when propraetor, as the Lusitanians, after ravaging the farther Province, were returning home, with an immense booty, he attacked them on their march, and continued the engagement from the third hour of the day to the eighth, before any advantage was gained on either side. Cited from The History of Rome; Vol III, Books 27 to 36, by Titus Livius
  • Great efforts, moreover, were made in digging mines, with the design of blowing up bastions or portions of the wall, so that the city might be carried by assault, wherein the Turks hoped to find an immense booty. Cited from Great Events by Famous Historians, V12,Ed. Johnson
  • At length the Persians were defeated with great slaughter, and the Athenians gained an immense booty from the plunder of the tents and the bodies of the slain. Cited from Plutarch's Lives, Volume II, Tr. by Aubrey Stewart and George Long
  • Two years after this a gang of city vagabonds got about him, and joined in league, till on an opportunity he murdered the vizir and his two sons; and, carrying off an immense booty, he took up the station of his father in the den of thieves, and became a hardened villain. Cited from Persian Literature, V2, The Shah Nameh, Rubaiyat, Divan, Gulistan
  • This place was strongly reinforced by the Turks, but after an obstinate battle, which was fought partly on the frozen waters of the Danube, the allies were victorious, and retired across the river with an immense booty. Cited from Roumania Past and Present, by James Samuelson
  • All Egypt submitted to Ochus, who demolished the walls of the cities, plundered the temples, and after amply rewarding his mercenaries, returned to his own capital with an immense booty, and with the glory of having successfully carried through a most difficult and important enterprise. Cited from The Seven Great Monarchies, Vol 5. (of 7): Persia, by George Rawlinson
  • Immediately after the battle, Scipio, having taken and plundered the enemy's camp, returned to the sea and his ships with an immense booty, news having reached him that Publius Lentulus had arrived at Utica with fifty men-of-war, and a hundred transports laden with every kind of stores. Cited from The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2, by Various
  • Immediately after the battle, Scipio, having taken and plundered the enemy's camp, returned to the sea and his ships, with an immense booty, news having reached him that Publius Lentulus had arrived at Utica with fifty men of war, and a hundred transports laden with every kind of stores. Cited from The History of Rome; Vol III, Books 27 to 36, by Titus Livius
  • Particularly when Darius was defeated in Cilicia, and an immense booty was taken at Damascus, among the rest of the prisoners who were brought into the camp, there was one Antigone of Pydna, a very handsome woman, who fell to Philotas's share. Cited from Plutarch's Lives, A. H. Clough,
  • King Hakon returned back in autumn with his army and an immense booty; and remained all the winter (A.D. 946) in Viken to defend it against the Danes and Gautlanders, if they should attack it. Cited from Heimskringla [Norwegian Kings], by Snorri Sturlson
  • More than a thousand of their warriors fell, and the swarms of the victors poured continuously over the whole country between the Lakes Baringo and Naivasha, sweeping all the Masai before them, and getting an immense booty in women, children, and cattle. Cited from Freeland, by Theodor Hertzka
  • His sumptuous tents, and those of his satraps, afforded an immense booty to the conqueror; and an incident is mentioned, which proves the rustic but martial ignorance of the legions in the elegant superfluities of life. Cited from Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon V1