Justin, Cornelius Nepos, And Eutropius

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byJohn Selby Watson

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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: ... generous towards others, neglecting no opportunity to add to their riches and honours. VIII. He enacted many laws, some good and equitable, but most of them superfluous, and some severe. He was the first that endeavoured to raise the city named after him to such a height as to make it a rival to Rome. As he was preparing for war against the Parthians, who were then disturbing Mesopotamia, he died in the Villa Publica,i at Nicomedia, in the thirty-first year of his reign, and the sixty-sixth of his age. His death was foretold by a star with a tail, which shone for a long time, of extraordinary size, and which the Greeks call a xo/ojf. He was deservedly enrolled among the gods. IX. He left for his successors three sons and one nephew, the son of his brother. But Dalmatics Cesar, a man of happy genius, and not unlike his brother, was soon after cut off by a mutiny among the soldiers, Constantius, his cousin,, sanctioning the act, rather than commanding it. The officers of Constans also put to death Constantine, when he wa& making war upon his brother, and had rashly commenced an engagement at Aquileia. Thus the government was left in the hands of two emperors. The rule of Constant was for some time energetic and just, but afterwards, falling into illhealth, and being swayed by ill-designing friends, he indulged in great vices; and, becoming intolerable to the people of the provinces, and unpopular with the soldiery, was killed by a party headed by Magnentius. He died not far from the borders of Spain, in a fortress named Helena, in the seventeenth year of his reign, and the thirtieth of his age j yet not till he had performed many gallant actions in the field, and had made himself feared by the army through the whole course of his life, though without exerc...

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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: ... generous towards others, neglecting no opportunity to add to their riches and honours. VIII. He enacted many laws, some good a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.46 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217228356

ISBN - 13:9780217228350

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