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History of Nero (1881) (Paperback) Loot Price: R117
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History of Nero (1881) (Paperback): Jacob Abbott
History of Nero (1881) (Paperback): Jacob Abbott

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Jacob Abbott

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Claudius proclaimed emperor. His surprise. the hangings aside, dragged him out to view, Claudius supposed now, of course, that his hour was come. He fell on his knees in an agony of terror, and begged the soldier to spare his life. The soldier, when he found that his prisoner was Claudius, the uncle of Caligula, raised him from the ground and saluted him emperor. As Caligula left no son, Epirius considered Claudius as his nearest relative, and consequently as the heir. Epirius immediately summoned others of the guard to the place, saying that he had found the new emperor, and calling upon them to assist in conveying him to the camp. The soldiers thus summoned procured a chair, and having placed the astonished Claudius in it, they raised the chair upon their shoulders, and began to convey it away. As they bore him thus along the streets, the people who saw them supposed that they were taking him to execution, and they lamented his unhappy fate. Claudius himself knew not what to believe. He could not but hope that his life -vas to be saved, but then he could not wholly 1 ispel his fears.: . ..... .f In the mean time, the soldiers went steadily forward with their burden. When one set of He Ib borne to the camp and proclaimed emperor. bearers became fatigued, they set down the chair, and others relieved them. No one molested them, or attempted to intercept them in their progress, and at length they reached the camp. Claudius was well received by the whole body of the army. The officers held a consultation that night, and determined to make him emperor. At first he was extremely unwilling to accept the proffered honor, but they urged it upon him, and he was at length induced to accept it. Thus the army was once more provided with a head, and prepared te engage anew in its...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2009
First published: August 2009
Authors: Jacob Abbott
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 138
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-22226-6
Barcode: 9780217222266
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-22226-9

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