The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus, During the Reign of the Emperors Constantius, Julian, Jovianus, Valentinian, and Valens; Tr. by C.D. Yonge

The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus, During the Reign of the Emperors Constantius, Julian, Jovianus, Valentinian, and Valens; Tr. by C.D. Yonge

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... after all the neighbouring districts had been brought under his power, either by force or by fear, or by his reputation for justice, he died a peaceful death in middle age, after he had filled all Persia with flourishing cities and well-fortified camps and fortresses, and had made it an object of terror to its neighbours whom previously it used to fear. And he was the first of these kings who had by the unanimous consent of all his coun-trymen of all ranks, in accordance with the tenets of their religion, had his memory consecrated as one now placed among the stars. 5. And it is from his era that the arrogant sovereigns of that nation have allowed themselves to be entitled bro thers of the sun and moon. And, as the title of Augustus is sought for and desired by our emperors, so now the additional dignities first earned by the fortunate auspices 1 From vmdw. to conquer. Am. 303. GLORY or ABSACB. 331 of Arsaces are claimed by all the Parthian kings, who were formerly abject and inconsiderable. 6. So that they still worship and honour Arsaces as a god, and down to our day have given him so much honour that, in conferring the royal power, one of his race has been always preferred to any one else. And also in intestine quarrels, such as are common in that nation, every one avoids as sacrilege wounding any descendant of Arsaces, whether in arms or living as a private individual. 7. It is well known that this nation, after subduing many others by force, extended its dominions as far as the Propontis and Thrace; but that it subsequently became diminished and suffered great disasters, owing to the arrogance of its ambitious monarchs, who canied their licentious inroads into distant countries. First, in consequence of the conduct of Gyms, ..show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236920856
  • 9781236920850