The Fall Of The Roman Republic by Charles MerivaleThe Fall Of The Roman Republic by Charles Merivale

The Fall Of The Roman Republic

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. 1872. Excerpt: ... 676--684. POMPEIUS AND CBASSUS CONSULS. 187 CHAPTER VH. THE EXPLOITS OF POMPEIUS IN THE EAST. X. u. 684--691. B. C. 70--63. Pompeius and Crassus had entered upon their consulships 4 in the year 684. The nobles had yielded without a struggle to the overpowering influence of the Great Captain; but they feared the popular reforms which they believed him to meditate, and would willingly have deprived him of a colleague so well disposed to second them. No sooner had the consuls assumed their fasces than they gave ample proofs of the justice of these suspicions. No office had been so influential in guiding popular sentiments as the tribunate, before the curtailment of its powers by Sulla. But with it no military imperium was combined, nor, like the consulate and the praetorship, did it lead to any. Moreover it could not be held by a patrician. Accord-ingly the chiefs of the aristocracy could not arrive directly through this magistracy at their cherished object of swaying the passions of the populace. Still nothing could advance their views more effectually than to secure the favour of the actual tribunes. Sulla's restrictions upon the tribu-nitian power had placed in fact a strong check upon the arts of the demagogues, whether noble or plebeian. Both Pompeius and his colleague stood now in need of this popular instrument. Each hoped to turn it to his own special advantage; and accordingly both combined to urge the restoration of its prerogatives. The contest which ensued was severe though short. On the one side the mass of the nobles violently opposed it, with Catulus. and Lucullus at their head: on the other it was supported by the numerous creatures and dependents of the consuls, together with the whole strength of the popular party, marshalled under their ...
Title:The Fall Of The Roman RepublicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217293387

ISBN - 13:9780217293389