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By J. C. Coulston, Hazel Dodge

ISBN-10: 0947816542

ISBN-13: 9780947816544

A big new e-book at the archaeology of Rome. The chapters, by way of an amazing checklist of individuals, are written to be as updated and helpful as attainable, detailing plenty of new learn. There are new maps for the topography and monuments of Rome, a tremendous study bibliography containing 1,700 titles and the quantity is richly illustrated. crucial for all Roman students and scholars. Contents: Preface: a bird's eye view (Peter Wiseman); creation (Jon Coulston and Hazel Dodge); Early and Archaic Rome (Christopher Smith); the town of Rome within the center Republic (Tim Cornell); the ethical museum: Augustus and a twin of Rome (Susan Walker); Armed and belted males: the soldiery in Imperial Rome (Jon Coulston); the development in Imperial Rome (Janet Delaine and G Aldrete); The feeding of Imperial Rome: the mechanics of the foodstuff provide approach (David Mattingly); `Greater than the pyramids': the water provide of historical Rome (Hazel Dodge); enjoyable Rome (Kathleen Coleman); dwelling and death in town of Rome: homes and tombs (John Patterson); Religions of Rome (Simon Price); Rome within the past due Empire (Neil Christie); Archaeology and innovation (Hugh Petter); Appendix: assets for the examine of old Rome (Jon Coulston and Hazel Dodge).

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For Lycurgus having by his laws established in Sparta great equality as to property, but less equality as to rank, there prevailed there an 41 Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius equal poverty; and the commons were less ambitious, because the offices of the State, which were held to their exclusion, were confined to a few; and because the nobles never by harsh treatment aroused in them any desire to usurp these offices. And this was due to the Spartan kings, who, being appointed to that dignity for life, and placed in the midst of this nobility, had no stronger support to their authority than in defending the people against injustice.

Again, when Lucius Manlius was accused by the tribune Marcus Pomponius, before the day fixed for trial, Titus Manlius, afterwards named Torquatus, son to Lucius, went to 62 Machiavelli seek this Marcus, and threatening him with death if he did not withdraw the charge against his father, compelled him to swear compliance; and he, through fear, having sworn, kept his oath. In the first of these two instances, therefore, citizens whom love of their country and its laws could not have retained in Italy, were kept there by the oath forced upon them; and in the second, the tribune Marcus, to keep his oath, laid aside the hatred he bore the father, and overlooked the injury done him by the son, and his own dishonour.

They would see, too, how Timoleon and others like him, had as great authority in their country as Dionysius or Phalaris in theirs, while enjoying far greater security. Nor let any one finding Cæsar celebrated by a crowd of writers, be misled by his glory; for those who praise him have been corrupted by good fortune, and overawed by the greatness of that empire which, being governed in his name, would not suffer any to speak their minds openly concerning him. But let him who desires to know how historians would have written of Cæsar had they been free to declare their thoughts mark what they say of Catiline, than whom Cæsar is more hateful, in proportion as he who does is more to be condemned than he who only desires to do evil.

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