Works of Cornelius Tacitus Volume 3

Works of Cornelius Tacitus Volume 3

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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. 1805 edition. Excerpt: ...restored the quasstors, and, to encourage them to act with vigour, promised to place them above the necessity of soliciting the suffrages of the people, and, by his own authority, to raise them to the higher magistracies. But. the quaestorship being the first civil ofiice that men could undertake, maturity of understanding was not to be expected. Nero, for that reason, chose from the praetorian rank, a set of new commissioners of known experience and tried ability. eggs XXX. DURING the same consulship, urn-Vipsanius Lasnas was found guilty of raA.'sii .c' pacity in his government of Sardinia. Ces A. D., -. 56-nus Proculus was prosecuted for extortion; but his accusers giving up the point, he was acquitted.-Clodius Quirinalis, who had the command of the fleet' at Ravenna, and by his profiigate manners and various.vi.ces harassed the people in that part of Italy, with a degree of insolence not to be endured by the most abject nation, was brought to his trial on a charge of rapine r and oppression. To prevent the final sen-I-tence, he dispatched himself by, poison. About the same time Caninius Rebilus, a man distinguished by his knowledge of the laws, and his ample riches, determined to deliver himself from the miseries of old age and a broken constitution. He opened a vein, and bled to death. The event was matter of surprise to all. The fortitude, that could voluntarily rush on death, was not expected from a man softened by voluptuous enjoyments, and infamous for his efieminate manners. Lucius Volusius, who died in the same year, left a very different for the honest arts by which he acquired immense wealth, under a succession of despotic emperors, yet never exposed to danger. He found the art of' being rich and virtuous with...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760255
  • 9781236760258