History of Rome and the Roman People; From Its Origin to the Establishment of the Christian Empire Volume 3, PT. 1

History of Rome and the Roman People; From Its Origin to the Establishment of the Christian Empire Volume 3, PT. 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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...and the matter adjourned. Dazzled by this success, he thought he could attack the other triumvir with impunity, and he asked the senate to rescind the Julian Laws as having been made contrary to the auspices.i It was too much, however, to struggle with Caesar and Pompey at the same time. The latter wrote to his ally among the Cauls to 'know what he thought of the recall of Cicero,2 and Sextius, a tribune-elect was the bearer of the letter: ! a double proof of the accord which still existed between these two powerful men, and of the high authority Caesar still retained at Rome, where i Oic, pro Domo, 15. 2 " He is only waiting," says Cicero (ad Att., iii. 18), " for a letter from Cassar to get the proposition brought forward by one of his partisans.' 3 Pro Sextio, 33. Pompey, the senate, and the college of tribunes, dared do nothing of importance without making sure of his feelings in the matter. Caesar ceased opposing the return of the orator, who would probably after this bitter experience give up the idea that he was an indispensible man; and the triumvirs allowed none but opponents of Clodius to attain office for the following year. On the first of January B.c. 57, the new consuls 1 having demanded the recall of Cicero, the senate passed a decree most honourable to the exile; but when the projected law was brought before the public assembly, Clodius and his retainers prevented the voting. Cicero advised that he should be fought with his own weapons. There was then upon the tribunes' bench, Milo, an individual devoid of talent, but also of scruples, a desperate man, overwhelmed with debt, who could escape his creditors only by obtaining a province to plunder. For that he must belong to a party; he gave himself up to...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
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  • English
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  • 1236890248
  • 9781236890245