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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 Excerpt: ...witnessed them with pleasure through A.C. o9. 1 0 jealousy of the Syrians, who were the chief sufferers. But both they who neglected to crush the evil, and the Romans, who had first given occasion to it, began soon to feel its effects themselves. Gain and impunity encouraged the pirates to extend their robberies: property and merchandise of every kind, and belonging to every nation, were attacked without scruple; insomuch that the Romans were obliged to notice these piracies as early as the year 651, and M. Antonius, the orator, who was then praetor, received Cilicia as his provinceand there obtained some victories, which were held sufficient to entitle him to the honour of the smaller triumph, or ovation. The war with Mithridates followed in about fourteen years; and during that war, the Cilician pirates offered their services to the king of Pontus against the Romans26, and infested the Mgean so much with their light squadrons, that Sylla often felt considerable annoyance from them. But after the regular war was at an end, the pirates became more formidable than ever; they were joined by many individuals who had been ruined during the late contest; and now no longer wearing the semblance of auxiliaries to a regular government, they extended their cruises to all parts of the Mediterranean, and not only Cicero, de Oratore, I. 18. 38 Plutarch, in Pompeio, 24. Livy, Epitome, LXVIII. Appian, de Bell. Mithridat. 92. made partial descents, but attacked and often made cpthemselves masters of fortified towns situated on b--v--From the coast. Under these circumstances, P. Servilius V-S--I6' A.C. /8, to Vatia, who had been consul in the year 674, was in V S-?„5' the year following sent to repress the pirates27; and he appears to have held the command during som...