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Modern History : From the Coming of Christ, and the Change of the Roman Republic Into an Empire, to the Year of Our Lord 1850 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Modern History: From the Coming of Christ, and the Change of the Roman Republic Into an Empire, to the Year of Our Lord 1850 Sylla, having obtained, after his great victories, the Dictatorship for life, proved to the world that Rome could endure a master; like him, Pompey and Julius Caesar successively rendered themselves all-powerful. The violent death of the latter, who was slain in the Senate, augmented, instead of lessening the evil. There were now three competitors for the supreme power: Antony, Lepidus, and the young Octavius, grand-nephew and adopted son of Cesar. During their triumvirate, all in Rome who were most remarkable for their courage and their opposition to tyranny, were destroyed: Cicero was put to death; Brutus and Cassius were defeated at Philippi and with them expired the liberty of the Roman people. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 29mm | 739g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 111 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243075561
  • 9780243075560