History Of The Romans Under The Empire Volume 7

Paperback | May 16, 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. 1880 Excerpt: ... whom he had ordinarily to correspond at a distance, upon whom he had to impress his own views of government, to whom he had to declare his pleasure by the rescripts which became thenceforth the laws of the empire. There is something sublime in the magnitude of the task he thus imposed on himself; nor are the zeal and constancy with which he pursued it less extraordinary. If other chiefs of wide-spread empires have begun with the same bold and generous conception of their duty, it may be doubted whether any have so persevered through a period of twenty years. It may be observed, moreover, that there was something in the carriage required of a Roman Imperator little consistHis MsMuity ent snc actiye and prymS curiosity. The in performing dignity of his military character was hedged the duties of a J J military chief, round bv formalities and decorums, on which the and in main-'. tainiig disci-haste and excitement of the traveller and sightseer would rudely infringe. Yet among the merits which the historians recognise in Hadrian, was one which they could hare learnt only from his officers and soldiers, his assiduity in performing the duties of a commander. Hadrian, it was allowed, maintaincd in its foil vigour the discipline of Trajan. He was constantly seen, throughout his progresses, at the head of his legions, sometimes on horsehack, hut more commonly on foot, marching steadily with them twenty miles a day, and always bareheaded; for if the Roman soldier was permitted to relieve himself on march of the weight of his helmet, he might not replace it with the eIfeminate covering of a cap or bonnet. He inspected day hy day the camps and lines of his garrisons, examined their arms and machines of war, their tents, huts, and hospitals, as well as their clothes a...

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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. 1880 Excerpt: ... whom he had ordinarily to correspond at a distance, upon whom he had to impress his own views of government, to whom he had to ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.53 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217960987

ISBN - 13:9780217960984

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