Ancient Rome: The Lives of Great Men (Illustrated Edition) by Mary Agnes Hamilton

By Mary Agnes Hamilton

First released in 1922. Mary Agnes Hamilton (1882-1966) was once Member of Parliament for Blackburn from 1929 to 1931. After leaving Newnham university with an Honours measure she started instructing heritage and later took up journalism and politics. She wrote lots of books on quite a few topics all through her lifestyles.

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When he did speak, men observed that his remarks were just and well considered and went to the heart of the matter. His devotion to duty was obvious; as a soldier he won the respect and love of his men by his unvarying fairness of temper and the fact that he never asked them to take a risk or bear a hardship that he did not share himself. And he acquired, too, a reputation for integrity which was, as Plutarch tells us, of infinite value. Tiberius Gracchus. The Value of a Reputation for Integrity After the Libyan expedition Gracchus was elected quaestor, and it was his lot to serve against the Numantines under the Consul Gaius Mancinus, who had some good qualities, but was the most unfortunate of Roman generals.

The miserable poverty of Rome could be swept away. A new race would grow up. [Illustration: COSTUME. THE ROMAN TOGA, from a terra-cotta in the British Museum] CHAPTER III 31 The Bill was a reasonable one. It was received with enthusiasm by the poorer classes. Moderate men saw that it was a sincere effort to tackle a state of things they knew and deplored. It was necessary to do something for the poor, they knew; they were glad of any plan which promised to reduce the luxury and display of the rich.

He got his friends to bring in a Bill transferring the command to him. It was carried, but amid such disorder that senators and consuls fled from the city. Sulla had left the riots and disorders of Rome to go to his army at Nola. There he received the order to hand over the command to Marius. If Marius expected him to obey he had misread the character of the man he hated. Sulla's answer was to march upon Rome at the head of his legions. There he was welcomed by the remnant of the Senate as the restorer of law and order.

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