Works of Cornelius Tacitus Volume 6

Works of Cornelius Tacitus Volume 6

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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: ...rising in his place, addressed himself to Helvidius: " I withdraw," he said, " and leave you to give your " ror's son, usurp the supreme authority." He spoke, and quitted his seat. Vibius Crispus followed him; both enraged, but with different passions in their looks; Preside if you will, Marcel_lus with eyes that darted fire; Crispus, with a malignant smile, Their friends prevailed on them to return to their places. The whole assembly was in zoo-'K a flame. The men of integrity were on ' ..._, ._1 one side, and formed the largest party r: ' the opposite faction-were few in number, but they ha-d weight and intluence. A violent contest followed, and ended in no.thing. The day was lost in altercation. XLIV. AT the next meeting of the. senate, Domitian proposed a general amnesty, in order to bury in oblivion all complaints, all resentments, and all the grievances of former times. Mucianus went at large into the case of the informers, and, in a tone of mild. persuasion, entreated such as wanted to revive dormant prosecutions to desist from their purpose. The fathers had hitherto entertained hopes of recovering the independent exercise of their rights; but the present opposition convinced them, that liberty was not to be favoured. M ucianui apprehending, that, by this check, a blow might appear to be given to the authority of thesenate, and that, by consequence, in.-punity would be claimed by all the delinquents of Nero's time, remanded tn/1 the islands, to which they had been ba nished, Octavius Sagitta, and Antistius novel; Sosianus, both of senatorian rank. The W, former had lived in a course of adultery 22% ' with (a) Pontia Posthumia; a'nd not being 10 able to prevail on her to marry him, in...
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750381
  • 9781236750389