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 16

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 16

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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. 1748 edition. Excerpt: ...of the city, for having, by magical practices and inchantments, endeavoured to take away their lives, Olybrius began to inquire into this matter; but he falling sick, the complainants, impatient of delay, petitioned and obtained, that the cause might be referred to the prafeclus annona, who readily undertook it, being glad of any opportunity that ofiered to satisfy his cruel temper, no more capable of pity or moderation, fays Ammianus, than that of a wild beast let loose upon the prey. He had scarce begun his examinations, when he wrote to the emperor, that innumerable persons were guilty of magical practices, but could not be convicted without racks and tortures. Hereupon the emperor, who was himself naturally inclined to cruelty, appointed Maximinus vicar to the prefects in the room of Aginacius, and impowered him by an edict to put such persons, if thought necessary, to the rack, Romans, who were left by Tibe-Valtsius observes (i). Pliny the rius and Drusus, the adopted son elder takes them to be originally of Augustus, in the castles and a German nation, sprung from boroughs of Germany; nay, he the Findili; that is, as is genesupposes them to have been na-rally supposed, from the Vandals med Burgundione.', from the La-(2). Valcstus distinguishes the tin word burgus, signifying a bo-Burgttndiones of Germany from rough (9). But from the word those of the fame name, who burgus they ought perhaps to dwelt more to the East on the have been called Burgiones, as banks of the Danube (3), . 9) Ores. I. vii. t. %i. p. I9. (1) fWes. r$r. Frantic, p. 48. U) Plis. I. It. c. 14. p. 86. (3) rlf. U'd. as s as had been by other princes exempted from it on account of their rank, or only subjected to it in cases of treason. VVith Maximinus he...show more

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