Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans Volume 3

Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans Volume 3

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...have no authoritie otherwise then law and reason would: and that Cinna to the contrarie was suspected of Sylla, and that he sought to bring in chaunge and innovation to the common wealth, he determined to joyne his force with Cinna. So Marius sent first unto Cinna, to lette him understande that he would obay him as Consull, and be ready to do all that he should commaunde him. Cinna received him, and gave him the title and authoritie of Viceconsull, and sent him sergeaunts to carie axes and roddes before him, with all other signes of publicke authoritie. But Marius refused them, and sayed, that pompe became not his miserable fortune: for he ever went in a poore threede bare fowne, and had let his heare grow still after he was banished, eing above three score ana tenne yeare olde, and had a sober gate with him, to make men pitie him the more that sawe him. But under all this counterfeate pitie of his, he never chaunged his naturall looke, which was ever more fearefull and terrible, then otherwise. And where he spake but litle, and went very demurely and soberly: that shewed rather a cankered corage within him, then a minde humbled by his banishment. Thus when he had saluted Cinna, and spoken to the souldiers: he then beganne to set thinges abroache, and made a wonderfull chaunge in fewe dayes. CAIUS For first of all, with his shippes he cut of all the vittells by MARIUS sea, and robbed the marchaunts that caried corne and other vittells to Rome: so that in a shorte space he was master purveyer for all necessarie provision and vittells. After this he went alongest the coast, and tooke all the cities apon the sea side, and at the length wanne Ostia also by treason, put the most parte of them in the towne to the sword, and spoyled all their goodes: more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236614353