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This victory gave the Romans control of the whole left bank of the Rhone as far as
Geneva ; but an appeal by the defeated people to their neighbours in Auvergne
brought the most powerful of the Celtic tribes, the Arverni, into the field against ...
In the early part of the first century dynastic disputes and new inroads from the
steppe- lands temporarily enfeebled the Parthians, and gave Tigranes of
Armenia his opportunity of wresting western Mesopotamia from them. But about
70 B.C. ...
The young emperor at first gave promise of fulfilling the wildest hopes of the
Romans. He paid at double rates a bounty which Tiberius had promised to the
praetorian cohorts ; he regaled the populace with circus-shows and beast-hunts ;
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LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - stellarexplorer - LibraryThing
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