The Roman History; From the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth Volume 11

The Roman History; From the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth Volume 11

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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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...his own soldiers, and they what concerned those of Antony; Odta vius alleged, in opposition to this, the authority', of the convention made with his colleague; whereby it was stipulated, that the direction'of this, whole affair should be left entirely to him the widow of Clodius, who died about twelve years before, and1 whoie daughter was actually married to Octavius, ioJsl not be 3 vdryjeuAe personne. "-1 ' '.' ntif The young'triumvir found himself in very Year of difficult circumstances. He had incurred the Dccxii. odium of all Italy j he had the coast to defend Forty.'0" against the fleets of Pompey and Domitius; and it was incumbent on him to procure corn for. the people and soldiers, which was now very scarce, as almost all the passages by sea were stopped up by his enemies, and the produce of the land was consumed by the return of so many legions into Italy. Disorders were committed every day in the city, so that all trading was ruined, and most of the shops shmt up: Ventidius, Pollio, Calenus, Plancus, and others, commanded several small armies indifferent parts of the country; Lucius Antony himself had raised a considerable force: and;M. Antony was in great favour with the soldiers, who much esteemed him for his bravery, and loved him for his generosity. OctavitiB resolved, therefore, if possible, to avoid axipture, and seems to have consented to the demands of Fulvia and L. Antonius. The latter, taking Antony's children with him, weqt a progress through the southern part of Italy: but, upon a quick motion of Octavius's cyalry to the coast of the Bruttii, in order to hinder Pompey from landing there, he fled precipitately to Antony's colonies, and put himself and his nephews under their protec-tion j accusing Octavius more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236933427
  • 9781236933423