The Ancient History of the Egyptians Carthaginians Assyrians Babylonians Medes and Persians Macedonians and Grecians, 10; By Charles Rollin

The Ancient History of the Egyptians Carthaginians Assyrians Babylonians Medes and Persians Macedonians and Grecians, 10; By Charles Rollin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1775 edition. Excerpt: ...to appease the people, whom fo unworthy an action had incensed against Him, and did her utmost to mollisy the rage of Caesar. She represented to them, that it was inconsistent with the wisdom and dignity of the Roman people to ehter into such petty differences; that it was only a quarrel between women, which did not merit their resentment about it; and that she should be very wretehed, is she were the occasion of a new war; she, who had solely consented to her marriage with Antony from the hope that it would prove the pledge of an union between him and Caesar. Her remonstrances had a different effect from her intentions; and the people, charmed with her virtue, had still more compassion for her misfortune, and detestation for Antony, than besore. But nothing enraged them to such an height as Antony's will, which he had depofited in the hands of the Vestal Virgins. This mystery was revealed by two persons of consular dignity (r), who, incapable of suffering the pride of Cleopatra, and the abandoned voluptuousness of Antony, had retired to Caesar. As they had been witnesses of this will, and knew the secret, they declared it to Caesar. The Vestals made great dissiculty to give up an act cousided to their care; alledging in their excuse the saith of deposits, which they (r) Titius and Plancus. they were obliged to observe; and were determined to be forced to it by the authority of the people. The will accordingly being brought into the forum, these three articles were read in it: I. That Antony acknowledged Caesario the lawsul fon of Julius Caesar. II. That he appointed bis sons by Cleopatra to be his heirs, with the title of Kings of Kings. III. That he decreed, in case he should die at Rome, that his body, asshow more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236741145
  • 9781236741141