History of Rome; And of the Roman People, from Its Origin to the Invasion of the Barbarians Volume 4, PT. 2

History of Rome; And of the Roman People, from Its Origin to the Invasion of the Barbarians Volume 4, 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: ...the Senate. He consulted them on the establishment of taxes and the granting of monopolies, on the construction and reparation of public buildings, on levying troops and disbanding them, on the quartering of the legions in the provinces, on the extension of commands, the conduct of wars, and the replies to be made to kings. He obliged a cavalry officer accused of violence and rapine to defend himself before that assembly." But a word from the Emperor could annul all this power; a letter of his to the Senate was regarded as an order (Tac., Ann. iii. 19). 2 Veteres amicos ac familiares (Suet., Tib. 55). Mdhurra rails dpfavrds 'Il'0'l' m'rr6w (Dion, lvii. 1 7). 4 Preces sociorum (Ann. iv. 13). 5 Between Lacedaemon and Messene, for instance, after the useless arbitration of Miletus (I bid. 43). ' ' Like Cibyra and Aegium, exempted from tribute for three years (Ibid. 13). " Like Cyzicus, deprived of liberty in 25 for violence towards citizens (Ibid. 36). Among the requests which came to Rome in these days was one from Marseilles. An exiled Roman, who had become a citizen of Marseilles, left the city his property upon his death, as Rutilius had done in the case of Smyrna. "The example of Rutilius was the precedent," says Tacitus, and the gift was allowed. This was contrary to the ancient law; jurisprudence later seized upon this exception to draw from it a general rule, which had the happiest results.1 Favored by peace, the Western people now advanced with rapid strides towards a complete transformation. Tiberius, more faithful to the early example of Augustus than to his later advice, had multiplied concessions of citizenship in order to favor the development of a Roman life in the provinces. Sacrovir...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236772202
  • 9781236772206