A History of the Roman Government; From the Commencement of the State, Till the Final Subversion of Liberty, the Successful Usurpation of Caesar Augutsus [Sic], in the Year of Rome 724 [I.E. 29 B. C.]

A History of the Roman Government; From the Commencement of the State, Till the Final Subversion of Liberty, the Successful Usurpation of Caesar Augutsus [Sic], in the Year of Rome 724 [I.E. 29 B. C.]

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...They placed their favourites among the equites, and reduced to the rank of pedites all who were obnoxious to fluence of their power; they could degrade" them from theirranks as citizens, and atlength presumed to extend their authority to the purging of the senate. As the ' guardians of the public morals, they very naturally as them. Even the senators were subjected to the in., mT'., i -icqi, ., -.," ., -;;r, -, . ii: -h: iv bill Z: ' 1 1, .-_, -.. f., i. 10 v: --"--ioo;oa: i;q;, ., -..-f-: .-..;, .-'/;, sumed the privilege-of making choice of candidates whom they might propose to supply vacancies in the senate., In addition to these extensive powers, they collected the public revenue which they delivered to the quaestors, and took cognizance of all disputes concerning houses and landed property. So dangerous had their authority become in the course of nine uyears, that Aemilius thought it 'necessary to pr0p0se, a-retrench it by limiting its duration. He proposed a TMcrn"law, that the censorship should not last any longer thefUt, heori' tbin ayear and a half; and, on the day following, cenwrs. got it-passed by the tribes with universal approbation.-He then, in order to convince the people of the purity of his inteotions, and of his dislike to the long duration of. extensive authority, resigned his office as dictator.:, The people were so gratified, that they conducted him home'with the warmest expressions-of gratitude and.esteem. But the censors for the time were so highly offended on account of the limits put to their authority, that they removed him from bisribe, and multiplied his proportion of taxes eight-told. Aemilius submitted to this treatment with.the becoming dignity of conscious virtue. The people however, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236658906
  • 9781236658906