History of Rome; And of the Roman People, from Its Origin to the Invasion of the Barbarians Volume 3, PT. 1

History of Rome; And of the Roman People, from Its Origin to the Invasion of the Barbarians 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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...members of the same house, so much had Sylla's success excited the most vulgar ambitions. P. Autronins, 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. 1 Cic., Pro.11 arena, 25; Sall., Cat. 31: Incendium meum ruina resttinguam 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,8 presided over the assembly with a cuirass visible beneath his toga; soldiers occupied the neighboring temples, and a crowd of knights surrounded the 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 Sylla's old ofiicers, Mallius, was encamped before Faesulae with an army of soldiers drawn from the military colonies and ruined peasantry; finally, that at Rome two conspirators had attempted at daybreak to enter Cicero's house in order to assassinate him.1 Fortunately two proconsuls, Marcius Rex and Metellus Creticus, had just arrived from the East, and with their troops were waiting outside the gates the triumph which they had solicited. The first-named was immediately ordered to proceed against Mallius; the second, to Apulia; another praetor went into Picenum; and Pompeius Rufus hastened to Capua to call out the gladiators, whom he distributed in small bands through the neighboring municipia. Rome itself was put, as we should express it, ...show more

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  • 1236760042
  • 9781236760043