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Seven Roman Statesmen of the Later Republic; The Gracchi, Sulla, Crassus, Cato, Pompey, Caesar (Paperback) Loot Price: R430
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Seven Roman Statesmen of the Later Republic; The Gracchi, Sulla, Crassus, Cato, Pompey, Caesar (Paperback): Charles Oman

Seven Roman Statesmen of the Later Republic; The Gracchi, Sulla, Crassus, Cato, Pompey, Caesar (Paperback)

Charles Oman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI CRASSUS Napoleon, in one of his cynical moods, once asked his courtiers how the world would take the news of his sudden death, supposing that some chance bullet cut him off before his time. They hastened to give him all sorts of flattering versions of the dismay and regret that would fill all Europe. "No," said the Emperor, " that is not the sort of thing that would happen. All that would occur would be that every one would draw a long breath, and say with a sigh of relief, ' Well, that's all over.'" And so, it may be surmised, did things go at Sulla's death. When men knew that his iron hand would never interfere again in politics, they felt as if a long nightmare was over, and abandoning the assumed characters that they had enacted during his lifetime, dropped back into their real selves. Instead of the majestic and united Optimate party which seemed to stand so firm under his protection, there was now only a mass of slack senators, who wished to take life quietly, with the maximum of enjoyment, and a few ambitions men who felt at last that they could display their ambition without risking their necks. The Senate still contained some men of real ability who were loyal to the oligarchic constitution, such as the Epicurean general Lucullus, Quintus Metellus, who had made a good military reputation, the orator Hortensius, and Catulus, the son of that Catulus who had fought so well against the Cimbri--a somewhat duller reflection of his father's virtues. But the great majority were apathetic UNREST AFTER SULLA'S DEATH 163 nobodies, while the two persons who were most important and influential among Sulla's lieutenants were men who disliked the Sullan constitution, simply because it gave them no scope for the display of the...

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Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Charles Oman
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 108
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-23877-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-230-23877-8
Barcode: 9781230238777

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