History of Rome, and of the Roman People; From Its Origin to the Invasion of the Barbarians Volume 3, No. 1

History of Rome, and of the Roman People; From Its Origin to the Invasion of the Barbarians Volume 3, 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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...colored tablets (Cic, In Verr. 1, and Asconius). To regain entrance into the Senate, Lentulus again canvassed the praetorship (G4 B.C.). The Sibylline Rooks paid that CC and C should reign at Rome: already the prophecy had been realized in Cinna and Cornelius Sylla; the third was evidently Cornelius Lentulus. The " Sibylline Prince." as Porcius Latro calls him, threw himself heart and soul into the conspiracy, which included three other members of the same house, so much had Sylla's success excited the most vulgar ambitions. P. Autronius, consul-elect for the preceding year, had been removed from office: Cassius Longinus had canvassed the same office in vain in 64; Restia was then tribune; Gabinius had been condemned for extortion in Achaea. Cic, Pro Murena, 23; Sall., Cat. 31: Incendium ineum ruina resdnguam. constitution, that he might overturn it with a single blow, assured that his partisans, once sated with gold, would leave him the power--even that Lentulus who thought himself predestined to reign over Rome.1 He awaited with anxiety the issue of the consular comitia. Cicero, who through the revelations of one of the conspirators was already in possession of all their secrets,3 presided over the assembly with a cuirass visible beneath his toga; soldiers occupied the neighboring temples, and a crowd of knights surrounded the consul. Silanus and Murena, the two candidates of the senatorial party, carried the election.4 1 Cic, In Cat. iii. 4: Plnt., Cic. 1 7. 2 Roman road leading down to Ostia, and bordered with ruined tombs. 8 See, in Sallust, the part played by C'rassus, an ex-quaestor who had been expelled from the Senate eight years before, and by his mistress Fulvia. 4 Murena was accused of bribery by Sulpicius, whom Cato...show more

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