History Of The Romans Under The Empire (volume 3); With A Copious Analytical Index by Charles Merivale

History Of The Romans Under The Empire (volume 3); With A Copious Analytical Index

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. 1865. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIX. OCTAVIUS REDUCES EGYPT TO THE FORS! OF A PEOVINCE.--HE CONFIRMS HEROD IN THE SOVEREIGNTY OF JUDEA.--DISPERSION OF THE JEWS IN EUROPE, ASIA, AND AFRICA.--CAUSES OF THIS DISPERSION, THE NARROWNESS OF THEIR TERRITORY, AND ITS IMPOVERISHMENT BY SUCCESSIVE CONQUERORS.-ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES ATTEMPTS TO HELLENIZE THE' JEWS.--PROGRESS OF GREEK IDEAS AND LANGUAGE IN PALESTINE.--JEALOUSY OF THE NATIVES.-THE PHARISEES AND SADDUCEES REPRESENT THE NATIONAL AND FOREIGN PARTIES RESPECTIVELY.-THE ASMONEAN PRINCES SIDE WITH THE LATTER.--INTERFERENCE OF ROME WITH JEWISH AFFAIRS.-ANTIPATER THE IDUMEAN AND HIS SONS GOVERN THE COUNTRY.-ANTONIUS GRANTS THE KINGDOM TO HEROD.-HE OBTAINS THE FAVOUR OF OCTAVIUS.-HIS PERSECUTION OF THE ASMONEAN PRINCES.--DEATH OF MARIAMNE.-HEROD'S DEVOTION TO ROME. THE policy of Rome in the East had followed hitherto the lines marked out for it "by Cnaeus Pompeius. The conqueror of Mithridates had abstained from incor-p0iicyofthe porating with the empire the vast and diversified ow"ng ti!" exterritories reduced to submission by his sword. sorelgntFe'slin He had been content with breaking them up into Easufmdominpetty dependencies, assigning to them rulers of ioushis own choice, schooled in obedience to his will; and by transferring them from one to another, he had inured both kings and people to look to the Roman people as the king of kings. Cilicia indeed and Syria were reduced to the form of provinces; but even within their nominal frontiers several petty sovereignties were allowed to exist, and the laws and institutions of Rome were only partially applied to her Oriental acquisitions. The forms of society in the East were for the most part so complete and mature, and differed so entirely from the Roman, that to supersede them violent...

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Title:History Of The Romans Under The Empire (volume 3); With A Copious Analytical IndexFormat:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217933475

ISBN - 13:9780217933476

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