Outlines of ancient geography, with abstract of ancient history

9781236271501: Outlines of ancient geography, with abstract of ancient history

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. 1852* Excerpt: ...siege to the Capitol; which is delivered 363 by Camillus.' 390 Manlius (Capitolinus), who had saved the Capitol from an escalade of the Gauls, suspected of an attempt to make himself 369 king, is thrown from the Tarpeian Rock. 384 387 L. Sextius, the first Plebeian Consul. 366 390 Legend of Marcus Curtius, who leaps his horse into the gulf. 363 Constitution. The Patricians maintained their ascendancy so long as the elections to office were made in the Comitia Centuriata; but by the law of Volero Publilius, B.C. 471, the election of the Tribunes, and the discussion of state affairs, having passed to the Tributa, the aristocracy was overthrown, and a Democracy established. The Patricians, however, gradually regained their power, by their clients attending the Comitia Tributa, and voting among the Plebeians. 411 Wars with the Samnites. 342 League of the Samnites, 424 Tarentines, Marsi, Lucani, Apuli, &c, against Rome. 329 Furcac Caudinae, a deep defile, where the Samnites 432 cause the Roman army to pass under the yoke. 321 Koad from Rome to Capua paved hy Appius Claudius the Censor, hence called 422 Appia Via. 311 Consul Fabius destroys 444 60,000 of the Etrurians. 309 The Samnites, after 50 years' war, subjugated by 463 M. Curius Dentatus, who 290 also subdues the Sabiues and Lucani. The Gauls totally defeated by Dentatus, and the Boii 470 and Etrurians by Dolabella. 283 471 War with Tarentum. The 282 Tarentines invite the as-473 sistanceof Pyrrhus of Epi-rust cousin of Alexander the Great. 280 473 Pyrrhus defeats the Romans at Pandosia, 280--and at Ascu lum, 279; but with such severe loss to himself that he mourns over his victories. 474 Fabricius, glorious in poverty and honesty. The practice at this time was to have one of the Consuls a Plebeian. Fab...

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