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A Roman delegation which the Senate preparefor appointed to visit the chief
centres of disaffection and, if possible, to war. appease the allies, had the
opposite effect of precipitating hostilities. In the Picenian city of Asculum a Roman
But whereas Augustus and Tiberius had chosen their political confidants from the
chief men of the Senatorial and Equestrian Orders, Claudius found them within
his own household. The earlier emperors, it is true, had recruited their secretaries
Antioch remained the chief terminus of the trans-continental routes through Asia.
Alexandria derived the Alex- chief benefit from the new commerce with India.
With a population an<lria. of 300,000 free inhabitants it was second only to Rome
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