Ancient Rome: The Lives of Great Men (Illustrated Edition) by Mary Agnes Hamilton PDF

By Mary Agnes Hamilton

ISBN-10: 140686949X

ISBN-13: 9781406869491

First released in 1922. Mary Agnes Hamilton (1882-1966) used to be Member of Parliament for Blackburn from 1929 to 1931. After leaving Newnham university with an Honours measure she all started instructing background and later took up journalism and politics. She wrote a good number of books on various matters all through her life.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Marius, hot-headed always and now old and weakened in will and mind by drink, could not have succeeded. It needed all Sulla's extraordinary coolness, all his iron will. Though he saw that trouble would break out again in Rome as soon as his back was turned, he also saw that the danger from the revolt of Greece and from Mithridates was even more immediate and pressing. The whole basis on which the Roman world rested would drop from under it if Mithridates succeeded. The danger was, in its way, as great as that which had threatened Rome when Hannibal crossed the Alps.

The senators doubtless hoped that, Tiberius dead, his work would soon be forgotten. But the evils he had tried CHAPTER III 32 to remedy remained. And abroad serving in the army was his brother Caius, who did not forget. ' said Caius. 'What place is there for me in Rome? The Capitol reeks with my brother's blood. ' His was a nature very different from his brother's. Tiberius was quiet, gentle, kindly, naturally rather dreamy; a man who in happier times would have been content with the uneventful life of a gentleman.

Illustration: PLOUGHING: a terra-cotta group] Cato's own character was of remarkable firmness. He did not ask other people to do what he would not do himself. He served in war again and again, and distinguished himself as a soldier, though his harshness made him detested by the peoples he conquered, for instance in Spain. But he wanted every one to think and live in his way, and judged with cruel severity those who thought or acted otherwise. ' Cato was just: but his justice was often harsh, cruel, and ungenerous.

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