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The electors, it is true, still gave a general preference to the candidates from
certain distinguished families with a proud record of public An open_ service.
Hence the fall of the legal barriers which had excluded^' stomuy plebeians from
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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