The Roman History; From the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth Volume 1

The Roman History; From the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth Volume 1

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...Servilius, in. his turn, reproached him with the obstinacy of his temper, his pride, and the animosity he shewed against the plebeians. Each consul had his party. The warm contention, occasioned by this opposition of sentiments, had begun to raise a great noise in the assembly, when some horsemen came full LivJ.b ci S.c.-4. speed with an account, that an army of Volsci were upon their march to Rome. This alarming news had not the same effect on all. The senators, their clients, and the richer sort of plebeians, took arms: but those who were oppressed with debts, shewing their chains, asked with a bitter smile, whether it was worth their while to expose their lives to preserve such ornaments? And all these plebeians obstinately refused to give their names to be enrolled. Rome was at this time in such an agitation as usually D.iiai. precedes the greatest revolutions; the consuls divided;P the people disobedient to their magistrates; an enemy at the gates. The senate, who were almost equally afraid of the citizens and the Volsci, engaged Appius to take upon him the defence of the city; because they hoped the people would more willingly follow his colleague into the field. Servilius, being appointed to march against the enemy, conjured the people not to abandon him in this expedition; and, to prevail upon them to take up arms, he published a new prohibition against detaining in prison any Roman citizen who was willing to go with him to the war, or seizing his children or his goods: and by the said edict he engaged himself, in the name of the senate, to give the people, at his return, all reasonable satisfaction, with relation to their debts. In La tium. Tear of This declaration was no sooner published, but the 2S8.E people crowded to list...show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236592018
  • 9781236592019