|Author||John Charles Tarver|
|Publication Date||June 26, 2012|
Introduction IT he Expansion of Rome and the Equestrian Order USED as we are to the terminology and conditions of hereditary monarchy and territorial sovereignty, we find it hard to appreciate, or even to express in terms of modern politics the difficulties which beset the statesmen of Rome at the death of A ugustus; and we are further tempted to read into the story of that critical period ideas, which were only conceivable after the crisis was over; we can hardly avoid seeing those days in the light of subsequent events, or speaking of them in language which involves anachronism. Our information is principally derived from historians, who wrote a century and a half after the death of Julius Caesar, when the Government of the Emperor and the Senate was established ;but the position of the Emperor of those days was not the position of A ugustus, and the Senate of Trajan was not the Senate ofT
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