History of Rome; And of the Roman People, from Its Origin to the Invasion of the Barbarians Volume 2, PT. 2

History of Rome; And of the Roman People, from Its Origin to the Invasion of the Barbarians Volume 2, PT. 2

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...having one day gone out after water, had passed round the base of the hill, and chanced to see, on the farther side, snails crawling upon the face of the rock. Desiring to add them to his bill of 1 Capsa, 175 miles south of La Calls, and 75 west of the Gulf of Gabes, in 34 15' north latitude, and 8 54' east longitude. ' ' and they soon reached the top. All the garri fare, he clambered up some distance; and hi the ardor of his pursuit went so high that he came to an oak whose top reached the level of the plateau. From the branches of the tree he could leap down upon it; and he beheld at his feet the fortress, and the garrison upon the ramparts, mocking the vain efforts of the Romans. Upon this soldier's report, Marius gave orders to four active trumpeters and four of his bravest centurions to repeat the Ligurian's feat. They followed him, each man bearing upon his back his sword and a shield, made of leather, that it should be light, and that there should be no clash of metal against metal to betray their approach. The Ligurian led them like a true Alpine guide; son were upon the walls, occupied in repulsing a violent attack of the Romans. But when the trumpets were heard in the rear and above them, and they saw armed soldiers advancing, they believed that the whole Roman army was within the fortress, and took to flight, leaving Marius to enter, without encountering any resistance.2 It was during this siege that Sylla, the quaestor of Marius, joined him with a corps of Latin cavalry. It would have been difficult to bring together two men more opposite in character. Sylla, a member of the illustrious Cornelian family, but-of a branch which had hitherto been obscure, was a man of the new school, loving luxury and elegance as...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881265
  • 9781236881267