Sallust, Florus, and Velleius Paterculus

Sallust, Florus, and Velleius Paterculus

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...c'est ainsi quo Ton regne, says Sejanus to Tiberius, in Chenier's Tibere, Act. I. sc. 4. See also Montesquieu's ' Spirit of Laws, ' iii. 5, and Sail. Cat., c. 7." JBurnouf. power. And, in my opinion, in whatever way you may use your victory, the future fortune of the state will be in conformity with it. n. That you may settle matters more advantageously and easily, give your attention to a few suggestions which my mind prompts me to offer. You have had to conduct a war, general, with a man of high reputation, of vast resources, of inordinate eagerness for power, but more indebted to fortune than to wisdom; a man whom a small party followed, consisting of such as had become your enemies from having injured you," or of such as were attached to himself by relationship or personal obligation. No one of them was a sharer in his power; for, could he have endured a rival, the world would not have been convulsed with war. The rest attended him rather after the way of the multitude than from their own judgment, each, indeed, following his neighbor as if he were wiser than himself. At the same time, a set of men whose whole lives had been polluted with infamy and licentiousness, and who were inspired, by the malicious reports of the ill-designing, with the hope of usurping the government, flocked into your camp, and openly threatened all who remained neutral with death, spoliation, and all the excesses of wanton depravity. Of whom the greater number, when they saw that you would neither cancel their debts,18 nor treat your fellow-citizens as enemies, gradually fell away; the few that remained were men, who, from the vast body of creditors that threatened them, would find more peace in the camp than at Rome. But, from the same motives, it is almost...show more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236672461
  • 9781236672469