History of the Later Roman Commonwealth; From...


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Author  Thomas Arnold
Publisher  General Books LLC
Publication Date   February 4, 2012
ISBN  123569903X
Pages  144

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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. 1882. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. CAIUS JULIUS CSAR.--A SKETCH OF THE ROMAN HISTORY FROM THE APPOINTMENT OF CAESAR TO THE COMMAND IN GAUL TO HIS DEATH.--FROM u.c. 695 To 710, A.c. 59 To 44. Cm' 'HE Proceedings of the triumvirate, and the supreme influence which its members had exercised during the consulship of Caesar, were a sufficient proof that the effects of Sylla's victory were already lost, and Coalition that the aristocracy was unable to resist the enemies triumvirate D7 whom it was again assailed. That coalition be. tween the popular party and individuals of great personal distinction, which had before taken place when Marius united himself with Sulpicius, had now been repeated; and as there was now no Sylla to assert by arms the authority of the senate, it had been repeated witli more entire success. The part of Sulpicius had been hitherto performed by Vatinius; it was now to devolve on P. Clodius, who having entered on his tribunes!) ip in the month of December 694, and being supported not only by the influence of the triumvirs, but by the consuls elect, Piso and Gabinius, who would use all the authority TRIBUNESHIP OF CLODIUS. 357 of their office in his favour, and by the terror of Chap. V11I Caesar's military force, was likely to pursue his career-----' with little impediment1. His chief object was to u.c. 695 effect the ruin of Cicero, as by so doing he would at A.c. 59 once gratify a personal enmity of his own, and would Tribunedeprive the senate of the most eloquent, and, with all cimifus, an his faults, the most popular, and one of the most again'"g" upright of their defenders. Cicero. During the earlier months of Caesar's consulship, Cicero had absented himself from Rome2, but he had returned thither in June, soon after the passing of the law of Vatinius, wh...

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