New Classical Dictionary of Biography, Mythology, and Geography

New Classical Dictionary of Biography, Mythology, and Geography

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: the treachery of Bocchus, king of Mauretania. jugurtha. Marius sent his quaestor Sulla to receive the Numidian king from Bocchus. This circumstance sowed the seeds of the personal hatred which afterwards existed between Marius and Sulla, since the enemies of Marius claimed for Sulla the merit of bringing the war to a close by obtaining possession of the person of Jugurtha. Meantime Italy was threatened by a vast horde of barbarians, who had migrated from the N. of Germany. The 2 leading nations of which they consisted were called Cimbri and Teutoni, the former of whom are supposed to have been Celt, and the latter Sauls. To these two great races were added the Ambrones, and some of the Swiss tribes, such as the Tigurini. The whole host is said to have contained 300,000 fighting men, besides a much larger number of women and children. They had defeated one Roman army after another, and it appeared that nothing could check their progress. The utmost alarm prevailed throughout Italy; all party quarrels were hushed. Every one felt that Marius was the only man capable of saving the state, and be was accordingly elected consul a 2nd time during his absence in Africa. Marius entered Rome in triumph on the 1st of January, 104, the first day of his 2nd consulship. Meanwhile, the threatened danger was for a while averted. Instead of crossing the Alps, the Cimbri marched into Spain, which they ravaged for the next 2 or 3 years. But as the return of the barbarians was constantly expected, Marius was elected consul a 3rd time in 103, and a 4th time in 102. In the latter of these years the Cimbri returned into Gaul. The barbarians now divided their forces. The Cimbri marched round the northern foot of the Alps, in order to enter Italy by the N. E., more

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  • Paperback | 936 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236501226