History Of The Romans Under The Empire (volume 3)

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byCharles Merivale

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1865. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVIII. Antonius renews his intimacy with Cleopatra.--His infatuated devotion to her, and ill-treatment of Octavia.--He invades Parthia, is discomfited, and makes a disastrous retreat (718).--He attacks Armenia, and celebrates a triumph in Alexandria (720)--He enlarges Cleopatra's dominions with Eoman provinces.--Orgies of their court.--Account of Alexandria.--Octavius increases his popularity in Home.--His campaigns in the Alps, in Dalmatia. and Pannonia (719--721).--dileship and public works of Agrippa,--Popular indignation against Antonius.--Rupture between the triumvirs.--Antonius divorces Octavia.--The Republic declares war against Egypt.--Great armaments on both sides.--The battle of Actium, and rout of the Antonians.--Feeble attempt at resistance in Egypt.--Antonius kills himself.--Cleopatra seeks to fascinate Octavius.--Being reserved to grace his triumph she escapes by self-destruction.--Octavius puts to death Cresarion and others.--Henceforth he affects clemency.--Apparent change in his disposition.--Character of Antonius. (A.u. 718--724. B.c. 36--30.) The triumph of Ventidius, the only Eoman, as Plutarch reminds us, who up to his time had meeuTieo-gained such a distinction for a Parthian pntra in Asia, .,.,, andendowt victory, might cause some jealousy in Ronmn the mind of Antonius, who was less content perhaps to owe his advancement and renown to his lieutenant's successes, than his more politic colleague Ootavius. Another of his officers, C. Sosius, had performed as governor of Syria some martial or predatory exploits on the frontiers of that province, and Canidius Crassus had defeated the Armenians, with their Albanian and Iberian allies, and once more planted the Eoman standards at the foot of the Caucasus. The triumvir might fear lest his...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1865. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVIII. Antonius renews his intimacy with Cleopatra.--His infatuated devotion to her, and ill-treatment of Octavia.--He invad...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217225462

ISBN - 13:9780217225465

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