New PDF release: Ancient Rome, from the earliest times down to 476 A. D

By Robert F. Pennell

Robert Franklin Pennell (1850, Maine – 1905, San Francisco) was once an American educator and classicist.

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Those who were ALLIES (Socii). d. Those who were SLAVES, who possessed no rights. e. Those who were RESIDENT FOREIGNERS, who possessed the right of trading. To class a belonged the citizens of Rome, of the Roman colonies, and of some of the Municipia. To class b belonged the citizens her empire, so that not even the successes of Hannibal caused more than a momentary shaking of fidelity, for which ample punishment was both speedy and certain. ROADS 41 Via Appia Antica with fragments of an ancient tomb NOTED MEN The three most noted men of the period embraced in the two preceding chapters were Appius Claudius, the Censor and patrician; and Manius Curius Dentátus and Gaius Fabricius, plebeians.

Scipio set sail for Spain, touching at Massilia near the end of June. Learning there for the first time that Hannibal had already left Spain, he hoped to intercept him on the Rhone. The Celtic tribes of the neighborhood were won over to his side. Troops collected from these were stationed along the river, but Scipio's main army remained at Massilia. It was Hannibal's policy to cross the river before Scipio 52 arrived with his troops. He obtained all the boats possible, and constructed numerous rafts to transport his main body of troops.

The bankers and brokers had their offices here. Smaller Fora were started near the river, as the Forum Boarium (cattle market) and the Forum Holitorium (vegetable market). the Etruscans. The last of these was the weakest, and had been declining ever since the capture by the Romans of Veii in 396, and of Caere in 353. Forum Boarium Maenius, one of the Censors, was chiefly instrumental in bringing about these improvements. THE SECOND AND THIRD SAMNITE WARS (326-290) The results of the First Samnite War and the Latin War were, as we have seen, to break up the Latin confederacy, and enlarge the domain of Rome.

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