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512) tempted him to continue Augustus' dangerous policy of delaying the
dismissal of time-expired soldiers — an expedient which led to a brief but
alarming mutiny of the Rhine and Danube armies in the first year of his reign. Yet
in the face of ...
A further adjustment was therefore made in the early part of Nero's reign, by
which the fiscus made an annual grant of some £ 600,000 to the aerarium — a
sum probably intended to cover the cost of the corn doles. In return for these ...
With equal vigour he set himself to restore discipline among the household
troops, for whom the reign of Commodus had been a continual Saturnalia.
Though he honoured their claim to a donative by paying one-half of the promised
sum as a ...
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This is one of my prized possessions, something that fits with what a dear friend has termed my love for "fine old things" -- most apt! The book -- and I'm sure a new reprint won't do at all (not ... Leggi recensione completa
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I do believe this stalwart -- later updated by HH Scullard -- is still the most detailed single volume. Leggi recensione completa