A General History of Rome from the Foundation of the City to the Fall of Augustulus, B.C. 753--A.D. 476, Teil 476

Harper & brothers, 1888 - 701 Seiten

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Seite 36 - The site of ancient Rome occupies a cluster of low eminences, threaded by the winding stream of the Tiber. These little hills, or mounts — for the names of collis or of mons, severally assigned to them, had probably no different shade of meaning in the languages to which they respectively belonged — were of nearly equal height, and scarcely rose, or rise at present, more than one hundred and fifty feet above the level of the river. The tufa, the stone of which they for the most part consist,...
Seite 377 - Caesar for an instant defended himself, and even wounded one of his assailants with his stylus ; but when he distinguished Brutus in the press, and saw the steel flashing in his hand also, ' What, thou too, Brutus !' he exclaimed, let go his hold of Casca, and drawing his robe over his face, made no further resistance. The assassins stabbed him through and through, for they had pledged themselves, one and all, to bathe their daggers in his blood. Brutus himself received a wound in their eagerness...
Seite 380 - ... city. The people continued to pile up branches and brushwood ; the musicians and players added their costly garments to the heap, the veterans their arms, the matrons their ornaments ; even the trinkets which adorned the children's frocks were torn off, and offered in the blazing conflagration. Caesar was beloved by the Romans : he was not less dear to the foreigners who owed so much to his ascendency, and had anticipated so much more.
Seite 79 - Cineinnatus to the poverty which was thus doubly honorable to him. But the plebeians were the gainers by this struggle. In 454 the tribune Icilius carried a measure for surrendering to the poorer commons the whole of the Aventine Hill, which was public domain, and which became from this time entirely occupied by the second order. The Aventine, the loftiest, and next to the Capitoline reputed the strongest eminence in Rome, now constituted the citadel of the plebeians, and henceforth greatly increased...
Seite 584 - ... testimony ; the vision was so far from producing the conversion of Constantine, that he did not receive baptism until a short time before his death. No sooner had the death of Maxen'tius made Constantine master of Rome, than he removed the great source of all the calamities that had befallen the city under the empire, by disbanding the praetorian guards, and destroying their fortified camp.

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