History Of The Romans Under The Empire (volume 6)

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byCharles Merivale

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER LIV. Consideration of the causes which induced the Romans to endure the tyranny of the emperors.--Freedom of thought and education allowed by it accepted as a compensation for restraints on political action.--Toleration of philosophy.--Opposition of the Stoics to the government: their character and position in the comtaonwealth.--Slate of religion at Rome: suppression of the Gaul sh superstitions: encroachment of Oriental cults.--Proscription of the Syrian and Egyptian priesthoods.--Judaism becomes fashionable at Rome: introduced among the freedmen of the palace.--Turbulence and proscription of the Jews at Rome.--First reception of Christian ideas among them.--St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans.--His arrival and preaching at Rome.--Persecution of the "Christians."--Question of the application of this name by Tacitus.--The tyranny of the emperors supported by the corruption of the age.--Reflections on Roman vice.--Counteracting principles of virtue.--Christianity accords with the moral tendencies of the age.--Seneca and Saint Paul.--The teaching of Seneca moral, not political.--Persius and Lucan. The tyranny of Nero, and with it the tyranny of the ". Roman emperors,--that tyranny which has Characteristics-,,j., r of the imperial been held up as a warning beacon to free men for so many hundred years,--has now reached its climax: with Thrasea not a virtuous man, but Virtue itself, in the affected phrase of Tacitus, may seem to have been proscribed. Surveyed from a great distance in time and place, and from our point of view, unfamiliar as we happily are with the circumstances attending them, such atrocities as those recorded in our latter chapters seem to border on the incredible. It is not so much the barbarity of the despot,--released from all ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER LIV. Consideration of the causes which induced the Romans to endure the tyranny of the emperors.--Freedom of thought a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217225438

ISBN - 13:9780217225434

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