To the flanks! He listened everywhere. A response indicating that the Roman spirit was still alive. Hannibal had executed his plan, but this was not the end. The numerical superiority remained on the Roman side, only had to reorganize the troops and strike back at the enemy. However, the panic spread. Despite the orders of veterans and unwavering commitment, the troops did not follow them. They were atemorizadas, demoralized.
Soon, dust and wind returned to disturb the Roman faces. Thirst and tiredness were felt in their bodies. Third was no exception. Noticed that many men saw him and even followed the steps. To see on their faces, noticed that they were as young and inexperienced as he. At that moment, he recalled those nervous faces in camp, after having received the instructions. It was like a reflection in the water. In them their own vulnerability.
In reality, this Roman army was full of these reflexes and had not noticed. But Why would they still? To search for an answer ran into the fixed gaze of a triario, a veteran showing the experience of thousands of battles with the hardness of your eyes. This approached him and told him harshly. -Follow you because you are a nobleman. They recognize in your helmet and your armor a descendant of the brave founders of Rome. After these words addressed to men with a voice hoarse and damaged, but showing life in his unwavering heart. -Make decent Romans, worthy of the sons of Mars!! And against third, desenvainando his sword and placing it on his chest battleship told him – make yourself worthy you also. The harangue of the brave veteran made the desire to combat building. But conditions remained unfavourable. The pressure of Hannibal’s forces, did the Romans lost space, being trapped in the crowd, making it difficult to reorder the troops.