An Universal History from the Earliest Account of Time; Compiled from Original Authors and Illustrated with Maps, Cuts, Notes Etc. with a General Index to the Whole Volume 11

An Universal History from the Earliest Account of Time; Compiled from Original Authors and Illustrated with Maps, Cuts, Notes Etc. with a General Index to the Whole 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. 1747 edition. Excerpt: ... a fmall diftance from the Tiber, where they were "y & encamped. Horat'ws the conful led on an army againft them, 5ne which for fome time only fkirmifhed with the enemy; but, at J' laft, a general action enfued, which ended in favour of the'f"? Romans. The Salines, after an obftirjate refiftance, were?r driven out of the field, and left their camp a prey to the conr ' queror. In fine, the Romans not only made themfelves matters of the fpoils which had been taken from their allies, but likewife of the booty which bad been carried away from their own territories. From this period to the year of Rome 463. we find IlttleW 8, faid of the Sabines by the antients: but then they not only per-bines con mitted their youth to take arms, butalfofufferedthem tp make quercd by incurfions on the lands of the republic. The conful Curius Curius. therefore marched againft them with a body of troops, to bring them back to their duty. He firft cleared the Reman territories of the enemy, and then purfued them into their own dominions. Here he difperfed feveral of their detachments, but could not bring the Sabine array to an engagement. However, he defeated fome bodies of their troops, and made a com plete conqueft of their country, But, as the Sabines had fur oifhed the Roman monarchy, in its infancy, with feveral kings, and had not aggravated their offences by any obftinate hatred, the republic, upon their fubmiffion, took them into favour. They I had the privilege of ferving in the legions, and not barely as auxiliary troops, But, in the year 485 " they had the right of fuffrage in the city conferred upon diem which made them intirely Roman' Such a coalition as this muft na turally bring us to the conclusion f &9...show more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236924088
  • 9781236924087