The Encyclopaedia Britannica, or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature Volume 6, No. 1

The Encyclopaedia Britannica, or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature Volume 6, No. 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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...Carthage. and retired to Canusium; but on the fatal news of his-v-w brother's overthrow and death he was filled with despair, and withdrew to the extremity of Bruttium, where, assembling all his forces, he remained for a considerable time in a state of inaction, the Romans not daring to disturb him; so formidable did they esteem him alone, though every thing about him went to wreck, and the Carthaginian affairs seemed approaching the verge of ruin.. Livy tells us, that it was difficult to determine whether his conduct was more wonderful in prosperity or in adversity. But notwithstanding this, Bruttium being a small province, and many of its inhabitants being either forced into the service, or forming themselves into parties of banditti, so that a great part of it remained uncultivated, he found it a difficult matter to subsist there, especially as no manner of supplies were sent him from Carthage. The people of that ill-fated republic were as solicitous about preserving their possessions in Spain, and as little concerned about the situation of affairs in Italy, as if Hannibal had met with an uninterrupted course of success, and as if no disaster had befallen him since he first entered that country. All their solicitude, however, about the affairs of Spam Progress of was to no purpose; for their generals, one after another, Scipio Afwere defeated by the Romans. They had indeed cut offricanus. the two Scipios; but they found a much more formidable enemy in the young Scipio, afterwards surnamed Africanus, who overthrew them in conjunction with Masinissa king of Numidia, who soon afterwards abandoned their interest; an example which was shortly after followed by Syphax king of the Masaesylii. Scipio also inflicted on the Spanish reguli, or...show more

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