History Of The Romans Under The Empire (volume 5)

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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.1871 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLIV. The functions of the comitia: 1. Election of Magistrates; 2. Legislation; 3. Jurisdiction: transferred to the senate, and hence to the emperor himself.--The emperor's control over the senate.--The law of majestas: its origin, application, and extension under Tiberius from acts to words and injurious language Cases of constructive majestas.--Delation encouraged by Tiberius.--Consolidation of the Koman dominions under Tiberius.--Stations and discipline of the legions.--The government and improved treatment of the provinces.--Government of Italy and the city.--Dissipation of the times.--Measures of Tiberius.--His own vices and virtues.--His deference to the senate.--Defects of temper and demeanour. The democracy, when roused to deadly struggle against the aristocracy, generally gains the General result victory; but the fruits of victory it has sel-between ue- dom the capacity to retain. The empire of arimocracy. the Caesars was founded, as we have seen, on the passions and just claims of the popular branch of the Roman community; but while the show of power, its trappings, and even its emoluments, fell again into the hands of the nobility, the real substance eluded, as usual in such cases, the grasp both of the one and the other. We have already remarked the care of Augustus to raise the dignity of the senatorial order, while he repressed all free action in the commons, and deprived them, one by one, of the prerogatives they had acquired through so many revolutions. Though the descendant and representative of Marius, he was in fact, as regarded the relations of the two rival orders of the state, no other than a second Sulla.1 1 See Hoeck's RSm. Gesch. i. 3. p. 50. foil. I have found the advantage of having before me this author's luminous view of...

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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.1871 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLIV. The functions of the comitia: 1. Election of Magistrates; 2. Legislation; 3. Jurisdiction: transferred to the sena...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217933440

ISBN - 13:9780217933445

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