Mary Agnes Hamilton's Ancient Rome: The Lives of Great Men (Illustrated Edition) PDF

By Mary Agnes Hamilton

ISBN-10: 140686949X

ISBN-13: 9781406869491

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 educating heritage and later took up journalism and politics. She wrote a great number of books on quite a few matters all through her life.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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The spirit that had shown itself in the savage destruction of Carthage and Corinth was shown again in the treatment of Jugurtha. [Illustration: THE SHEPHERDESS] Jugurtha, the King of Numidia, threw off the Roman yoke and defied every Roman general sent against him until Caius Marius was sent out (107). Marius, the son of humble parents, had been marked by Scipio Aemilianus, under whom he served in Africa, as a coming man: but though he had already shown great gifts as a leader the Senate did not want to give him the command against Jugurtha because of his low birth, rude manners, and the love in which he was held by the Roman mob.

The danger in the East was too pressing. He sailed for Greece. Marius might return: if he did Sulla knew that his own life might be in danger, but he could not trouble about that. Roman rule in the East was threatened: it was his business to save it. He saw, as Marius did not or could not see, that at this terrible moment the fate of Rome trembled in the balance. Italy lay torn and exhausted by civil war. Agriculture had been ruined, thousands slain, and business of all kinds was at a standstill.

After some decisive defeats Mancinus left his camp and attempted to retire by night, but the Numantines, being aware of his movements, at once occupied the camp, fell upon his troops as they fled, made havoc of the rear, and drove the whole army on to difficult ground, from which it was impossible to escape. Whereupon, in despair of forcing a way into safety, he sent envoys with proposals for a truce and conditions of peace. The enemy replied that they trusted no one except Tiberius and insisted that he should be sent to them.

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