The History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic Volume . 1

The History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic Volume . 1

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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. 1805 edition. Excerpt: ...and afterwards, in order to remove them, allowed similar encroachments to be: made by the Romans whose aid they solicited. And during the contest of those parties, occasionally applied for protection to either against the other j being during the greater part of this war the unstable friends, or irresolute enemies of both. Upon the unfavourable turn which the inconstancy of this people had given to the affairs of Rome in that country; a service of so much danger, so remote from the principal scene of the war, and so little in the way of acquiring reputation or glory, not being an object for any of the ordinary officers of State, was in danger of being neglected, until Publius Cornelius Scipio, son of the elder of the two brothers, who had both recently fallen in the sield, solicited the honour of succeeding to their command. This young man was already known by circumstances which recommended him greatly to public favour. He had, at the age of seventeen, beginning his military services, had the good fortune to rescue and preserve his father, who was on the point of being killed or taken by the enemy on the Tecinus. Being afterwards engaged in the battle of Cannae, and one of a band of young men who forced forced their way to Cannufium, he prevented the Ch, ap. execution of a design they formed to abandon Ita-ly, obliging them severally to bind themselves by an oath, that they would remain and contend for the fortunes of their country to the last.. Many of the more severe forms of the commonwealth having been dispensed with in the present exigencies of the state: this yoUng man had been already admitted into public office, though under the legal standing and age; being only turned of twenty-four, one year younger than Hannibal was when he took
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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123665370X
  • 9781236653703