Stories of great men, taken from Plutarch, by M. Cross and A.J. Davidson

Paperback | February 9, 2012

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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.1885 Excerpt: ... MARCUS BRUTUS. "DERHAPS you may have read of Junius Brutus, who showed so much courage in defending the city of Rome against the tyranny of the Tarquins, that the people erected a statue of brass in his honour, and placed it in the Capitol among their kings. Marcus Brutus, the hero of the present story, was said to be descended from him, and had the same strong sense of duty and love of justice. His mother, Servilia, was of the family of Servilius Hala, who was celebrated for his reckless daring, a quality much esteemed in those days. With such ancestors, it was only to be expected that Brutus should show plenty of courage. He was naturally, however, of a gentle disposition, and devoted his early youth to learning, and the study of philosophy, at the same time giving great attention to public affairs. Cato, the philosopher, was brother to Servilia, and therefore uncle to Marcus Brutus, and was very much admired by his nephew, who took him for his model in all things, and afterwards married Porcia, his daughter. 81 a When Brutus was still a young man, the empire of Rome was divided into two factions, under Pompey and Caesar. Pompey had murdered the father of Brutus, and Brutus therefore regarded him as an enemy. But now it seemed best for Rome, that the government should be in the hands of Pompey rather than of Caesar, and Brutus attached himself to his party, forgetting his private wrongs for the sake of the public good. Pompey, we are told, was so glad to have Brutus on his side, that he rose up and embraced him in the sight of all, and afterwards showed him great honour, making him his friend and companion. The armies of the factions were at this time engaged in war, but Brutus did not neglect his studies, even in the midst of the pleasures and turmoils o...

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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.1885 Excerpt: ... MARCUS BRUTUS. "DERHAPS you may have read of Junius Brutus, who showed so much courage in defending the city of Rome against the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217055583

ISBN - 13:9780217055581

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