The antithetic particle is omitted before this clause as it often is by our author. Ut hostium oculis, to strike with terror the eyes of the enemy, for primi in omnibus proeliis oculi vincuntur, 43. XXXIX. Vetustissimos. Oldest. See Ramshorn and Freund. Fides antiquitatis. Antiquitatis is objective gen.==the belief, or persuasion of their antiquity. Auguriis sacram.