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On the one hand, the acquisition of Messana by the Carthaginians would furnish
them with a potential base of attack upon Italy, and their presence in that city
could not be simply ignored. On the other, to say nothing of the disreputable ...
Against these the Romans had nothing to hand save a few cruisers, and the
naval contingents which they could exact from Tarentum and the other coastal
towns of The Italy by the terms of their treaties were quite inconsiderable. But
Otho indeed had Suetonius Paulinus and Verginius Rufus on his council, but he
did not give them the free hand which Vitellius accorded to his lieutenants.
Though he displayed an energy surprising to those who only knew of him as a ...
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LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - stellarexplorer - LibraryThing
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I do believe this stalwart -- later updated by HH Scullard -- is still the most detailed single volume. Leggi recensione completa