The Cyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature Volume 1

The Cyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature Volume 1

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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. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...and the otherjustice, which is entirely subveited, from the instant no one can assure himself of continuing peaeeable possessor of his right." The agrarian law of the tribune Saturninus, which was carried with violence A. U. C. 652. was of very short duration; and that of Rullus in the year 689, which was more exorbitant than any other, and gave up to a small number of citizens, under the pretext of relieving the poor, almost all the revenues of the eommonwealth, afforded Cicero an admirable opportunity of displaying his eloquence in exposing it, and inducing the people to refist it. The exordium of his oration on this occasion has been much admired. Cic. II. in Rull. The agrarian law of Caesar was presented to the Senate in the beginning of his consulship, A. U. 693; and he urged in its favour, that a distribution of lands among the poor citizens was altogether useful, were necessary to deliver the city from a multitude of people with which it was overburdened, and often gave rise to seditions; to repeople and cultivate several parts of Italy, which were abandoned; to recompense the soldiers who had served the commonwealth, and to give I AGR. fubfistence to many citizens who wanted it. He proposed the execution of it in the mildest and most moderate manner; and that 20 eommiflioners should preside at the distribution of the lands, excepting himself out of the number. Notwithstanding these specious pleas, Cato inveighed loudly against the project of Caesar, alledglng that he did not so much apprehend the division of the lands, as tue wages that would be required of the people by those who fought to inveigle them by this present. Cato was imprisoned for his opposition; and when another senator was asked by Ceesar why he more

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