An universal history, from the earliest accounts to the present time, Volume 12

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Page 271 - Csesar increased by acts of private beneficence equally popular; the estate of the wealthy Emilia Musa, who died intestate, and which was claimed for the prince's purse, he surrendered to Emilius Lepidus, to whose family she seemed to belong; as also to Marcus Servilius the inheritance of Patuleius, a rich Roman knight, though part of it had been -bequeathed to himself; but he found Servilius named sole heir in a former and well-authenticated will; alleging that such was " the nobility of both, that...
Page 473 - You too are deserting me;" when, looking round, she saw Anicetus, accompanied by Herculeus, captain of a galley, and Oloaritus, a centurion of the navy : she told him, " if he came from the emperor to be informed of her health, to say she was revived ; if for any sanguinary purpose, she would never believe it of her son ; he had never given orders for parricide. ' ' The assassins placed themselves round her bed, the captain first struck her violently...
Page 466 - Thus they parted with mutual animosity. The Ansibarii invited into a confederacy the bordering nations ; but Curtilias Mancias, who commanded in Upper Germany, passing the Rhine at the head of his legions, threatened them with desolation and slaughter if they afforded any assistance to the enemies of Rome. On...
Page 439 - ... of your victory. Had I surrendered myself in the beginning of the contest, neither my disgrace nor your glory would have attracted the attention of the world, and my fate would have been buried in general oblivion. I am now at your mercy; but if my life be spared, I shall remain an eternal monument of your clemency and moderation.
Page 141 - Parts of a Crown, took him by his Foible , and remonftrated to him, That he had done too much to go back ; That after fo much Bloodfhed , there...
Page 55 - Hilled him in their prefence, and cut off his head, crying out, *' I am now revenged on my mafter for the marks with which he has branded me.
Page 185 - ... &c. were now become common. Augustus, therefore, the better to divert both himself and the people, revived these sports, which had been for a considerable time laid aside, on account of the extraordinary charges that attended them.
Page 240 - Tiberius, the Roman emperor, at -the beginning of his reign, acted, in most things, like a truly generous, good-natured, and clement prince. , All slanderous reports, libels, and lampoons, upon him and his administration, he bore with extraordinary patience ; saying, " That, in a free state, the thoughts and tongues of every man ought to be free;" and when the senate would have proceeded against some who had published libels against him, he would not consent to it, saying, " We have not time enough...
Page 163 - Moft of their youth bad been already taken prifoners by the Romans, and fold for flaves to the neighbouring nations : but having found means to break their chains, they cut the throats of their mailers ; and returning into their own country, attacked the Roman gatrifons with incredible fury.
Page 176 - Batb, and the waten bad some effect upon him ; but upon hia return to the metropolis he was seized with a violent fever, which carried him off in a few days.

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