Ancient Rome: From the Earliest Times Down to 476 A.D.

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Allyn & Bacon, 1894 - 284 páginas
 

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Attempting to complete a global survey of the history of Rome from its legendary foundation in 753 BC through the Republican and Imperial period is a daunting task. Even more so in this work, which is ... Ler resenha completa

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Página 213 - Gothic historian, bore the stamp of his national origin; and the portrait of Attila exhibits the genuine deformity of a modern Calmuk; a large head, a swarthy complexion, small, deep-seated eyes, a flat nose, a few hairs in the place of a beard, broad shoulders, and a short square body, of nervous strength, though of a disproportioned form.
Página 157 - ... thoughts were still bent upon how to secure the largest share of plunder for themselves. The battle of Pharsalia was not the most severe, still less was it the last, action of the war. But it acquired a special place in history, because it was a battle fought by the Roman aristocracy in their own persons in defence of their own supremacy. Senators and the sons of senators; the heirs of the names and fortunes of the ancient Roman families; the leaders of society in Roman saloons, and the chiefs...
Página 165 - The triumph was followed, as usual, by games and festivals, which kept the populace in a fever of delight and admiration.
Página 174 - Thus it happened that he was used and then pushed aside, attracted and repelled, deceived by the weakness of his friends and the strength of his adversaries ; and at last threatened by both extreme parties, between which he tried to steer his way.
Página 237 - The imperator himself in a circular chariot of a peculiar form, drawn by four horses, which were sometimes, though rarely, white.
Página 181 - In his fortunes and his friends Virgil was a happy man. Munificent patronage gave him ample means of enjoyment and of leisure ; and he had the friendship of all the most accomplished men of the day, among whom Horace entertained a strong affection for him. He was an amiable, good-tempered man, free from the mean passions of envy and jealousy ; and in all but health he was prosperous.
Página 114 - Cinna, raised to the consulate by the popular party, endeavored to restore the exiled Marius and to re-enact the laws of Sulpicius. But the aristocrats took arms. Cinna, forced to fly, threw himself, like Sulla, upon the legionaries, and having obtained their support, and also that of the Italians...
Página 225 - ... called Minores. The former had the imperium, the latter had not. The magistratus were also divided into curules and those who were not curules : the magistratus curules were the dictator, consuls, praetors, censors, and the curule aediles, who were so called, because they had the jus sellae curulis. The magistrates were chosen only from the patricians in the early republic, but in course of time the plebeians shared these honours, with the exception of that of the Interrex : the plebeian magistratus,...
Página 119 - Capua to rise against their tyrants. Joined by vast numbers of slaves and outlaws, he soon found himself at the head of 100,000 men. Four generals sent against him were defeated signally, and during two entire years he ravaged Italy at his will, and even threatened Rome itself. But intestine division showed itself in his ranks ; his lieutenants grew jealous of him ; and in BC 71, the war was committed to the praetor Crassus, who in six months brought it to a termination. Spartacus fell, fighting...
Página 181 - ... ample means of enjoyment and of leisure, and he had the friendship of all the most accomplished men of the day, among whom Horace entertained a strong affection for him. He was an amiable good-tempered man, free from the mean passions of envy and jealousy ; and in all but health he was prosperous. His fame, which was established in his lifetime, was cherished after his death as an inheritance in which every Roman had a share.

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