The history of Rome, to the end of the republic

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Pagina 501 - Other volumes will shortly be published. BOYER and DELETANVILLE'S Complete French Dictionary. New edition. 8vo. bound . . . . 0 12 0 BOYES'S (Rev. JF) English Repetitions in Prose and Verse. 12mo. cloth 036 BROWNING'S History of the Huguenots.
Pagina 443 - Italy, and no senator's son at' all, unless in the retinue of a magistrate ; that all graziers on the public lands should not have less than a third of their shepherds freemen. He granted the freedom of the' city to all physicians and professors of the liberal arts; he made or renewed various sumptuary laws ; and he encouraged marriage, and gave rewards to those who had many children. As a means of securing his power he abolished all the clubs and...
Pagina 395 - The senate, to render Caesar as innoxious as possible, had, in right of the Sempronian law, assigned the woods and roads as the provinces of the consuls on the expiration of their office. But Caesar had no idea of being foiled thus ; and his creature the tribune Vatinius had a law passed by the people, giving him the province of Cisalpine Gaul and Illyricum, with three legions, for five years ; and when on the death of Metellus Celer he expressed a wish to have Transalpine Gaul added, the senate,...
Pagina 136 - ... comply with the desires of the people, and peace was effected. The still existing weight of debt seems to have been the cause of this secession also, and a cancel of debts to have been a condition of the peace. Lending on interest at all is said to have been prohibited at this time by a plebiscitum, or decree of the tribes ; and others were passed forbidding any one to hold the same office till after an interval of ten years, or to hold two offices at the same time. It was also decreed that both...
Pagina 134 - ... of wine, while the consul, giving them each an ox and two garments, assured them of a double allowance of corn in future. The army further wove the obsidional crown of grass and placed it on the brows of Decius, and a similar crown was bestowed on him by his own men. Such were the generous arts by which Rome fostered the heroic spirit in her sons ! Meantime the Samnites at Suessula had been largely reinforced, and they spread their ravages over Campania. The two consular armies being united under...
Pagina 406 - Octavius, having tried, but in vain, to rouse their general, who was now sunk in despair, called a council of the officers, and it was resolved to attempt a retreat that night. The wailing of the sick and wounded who were left behind informed the Parthians, but it not being their custom to fight at night they remained quiet till morning. They then took the deserted camp, and slaughtered four thousand men whom they found in it, and pursuing after the army cut off the stragglers. The Romans reached...
Pagina 406 - Surena, to keep them from retreat, made feigned proposals of peace ; but finding that he was only deceiving them, they set out in the night under the guidance of a Greek : their guide however proved treacherous, and led them into a place full of marshes and ditches. Cassius, who suspected him, turned back and made his escape with five hundred horse ; Octavius with five thousand men, having had faithful guides, reached a secure position among the hills, and he brought off Crassus, who was assailed...
Pagina 404 - Parthian embassy which came to complain of his acts of aggression he made a boastful reply, saying that he would give an answer in Seleucia; the eldest of the envoys laughed, and showing the palm of his hand said, " Crassus, hairs will grow there before you see Seleucia.
Pagina 50 - ... centuries, under the name of Knights or Horsemen (Equites), formed the cavalry of the Roman army. If any member of them was so reduced in circumstances as not to be able to purchase a war-horse for himself, and a slave and horse to attend and follow him to the field, the state assigned him a sum of 10,000 asses for that purpose, and for their maintenance an annual rent-charge of 2000 asses on the estates of single women and orphans, who were thus made to contribute to the defence of the state...

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