An universal history Volume 7; The ancient part

 
9781236352637: An universal history Volume 7; The ancient part

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. 1747 Excerpt: ...interest, that liberty whjch their ancestors had purchased and maintained at the expence of their lives. Callicrates was so transported with ambition, that he chose rather to betray and ruin his country, than suffer any other to have more authority in it than himself. '-A s p E E c H, so well calculated to favour the interest of Rome, could not but be very agreeable to the senate. As CallicraUs had treacherously pointed out the methods by which they might easily weaken and crufli the Greek republics, it wascon» eluded, that they should exert themselves in heaping favours upon such as maintained the authority of Rome, and humbling those who presumed to oppose it. Our historian observes, that this was the first time the fatal resolution was taken of depreciating those, who, in their respective countries, had the most noble way of thinking, and raising such as declared, right or wrong for the Romans: a resolution which, in all countries, lessened the number of the true friends of liberty. Henceforth it was a constant maxim of the Roman policy, to increase the powerjuid_ajuthority..,of_ such as favoured their ambitious viewsJn.defiance of the laws anssconffTtutions of thir respfftiv-tt Tffuntriffl) and oppress, TTy all"possiblemethods, those who were sincere friends to the liberty jwHich Jthey had received from their ancestors'. " This single maxim is sufficient to give us a true idea of the pretended equity and moderation which the Romans discovered on some occasions. '; FOM this period, Rome began to treat the Achaans In a T&eAchxjuite different manner from what she had done in former ans fewtimes. Peremptory orders were sent them to restore the La-manded to ctdeemenian exiles, and pay a blind obedience to the decrees restore the of the sen...

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