5wu-Aaaayaaj Volume 2

5wu-Aaaayaaj Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ...as the orator justly jeers him.3 But Constantine now approaching, he saw he must leave the city, and therefore plied the altars with numerous sacrifices, and commanded the Sibylline books to be searched, and the answer brought him was, " That that day the great enemy of Rome should perish." This he understood of Constantine, and applied the success to himself, and the rather it is like, because it was then his birth-day. So having put all things into the best posture he could, he quitted the city, and came out against Constantine with far more numerous forces, his infantry consisting of an hundred and seventy thousand foot, and his cavalry of eighteen thousand horse; a great part whereof being Romans and Italians, and having smarted so much under his insolent tyranny, desired nothing more than to see him fall at the enemy's foot. The engagement was fierce and bloody, until victory having hovered a while, rested on Constantine's side, for the enemy's cavalry being routed, the whole army fled, and thinking to escape the nearest way by a bridge of boats, which Maxentius had built over the Tiber, and had contrived with secret springs and engines on purpose to drown Constantine if he passed that way, were caught in their own trap, and fell into the pit which they had digged for others. For the engines giving way, the boats parted, and overpressed with the weight of the company sunk to the bottom of the river, and Maxentius himself along with them, whose body being found, his head was stricken off, and carried upon a pole before the army. ' Euseb. de Vit. Const, lib. i. c. 37, 38, p. 426. Vid. Ijiban. Or. iii. p. 105.-Lib. ii. p. 676. 3 Vid. Paneg. II. Constant, p. 42, &c. Zozim. lib. ii. p. 676; Lactant. loc. supr. citat. A. Viet. c. 40, p. iilS. An...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236546962
  • 9781236546968