History of Rome; From the Gaulish Invasion to the End of the First Punic War Volume 2

History of Rome; From the Gaulish Invasion to the End of the First Punic War Volume 2

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...and Samnite a Livy, X. 11. Dionysius, parties in Lucania, or, in other XVI. II. For these sudden revo-words, the aristocratiral and pollutions in the condition of Luca-pular parties, each as they gained nia, we may compare the conquest the ascendancy, took to themselves of Boeotia by Myronides, and its the name of the Lucanian nation, loss a few years afterwards through and spoke of the foreign supthe event of the battle of Coronea; porters of the opposite party as and also the accession of Achaia the national enemies, to the Athenian alliance, a little VOL. II. Y xxxm a"'ance? ana tne partisans of Rome sent an em"----' bassy in all haste to the senate, praying for instant succour. But the Samnite government did not stop here: their ambassadors endeavoured to rouse all the nations of Italy to arms, and to form one great coalition against Rome. They solicited the Picentians to join them u; but there the influence of the Roman party was predominant; and the Picentian government made a merit of communicating instantly to the Romans the attempt of the Samnites to shake their faith. Old jealousies probably influenced the Marsians, Marrucinians, and Pelignians; they had often found the Samnites restless neighbours, and dreaded the restoration of their former power. But the Sabines8S seem to have listened to the Samnite overtures; there the ties of blood drew the two people towards one another; and the new Roman tribes, lately created in the yEquian territory, brought the Romans into too close neighbourhood to Reate and the valley of the Velinus. Etruria was already engaged in a quarrel of her own with Rome; so far as the endless party revolutions in the Etruscan cities might allow any dependence on the stability of her counsels. The weakness...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236630203
  • 9781236630209