History of Rome, and of the Roman People; From Its Origin to the Invasion of the Barbarians and Fall of the Empire Volume 3, PT. 1

History of Rome, and of the Roman People; From Its Origin to the Invasion of the Barbarians and Fall of the 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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... 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 oflice in vain in 64; Bestia was then tribune; Gabinius had been condemned for extortion in Achaea. 2 Cic., Pro Murena, 25; Sall., Cal. 31: Incendium meum ruina restinguam. 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.' 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.' 1 Cic, In Cat. iii.-1; Plut., Cic. 17. 2 Roman road leading down to Ostia, and bordered with ruined tombs. 3 See, in Sallust, the part played by Crassus, 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 supported, to Cicero's great displeasure; for a condemnation would have given all Murena's chances over to Catiline. The same day, emissaries went out from all the gates of Rome, and some time afterwards the Senate learned that armed gatherings had been seen in Picenum and Apulia; that the fortress of Praeneste had almost been taken by surprise; that at Capua a rising of the slaves was dreaded; that one of...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236956788
  • 9781236956781