The History of Rome (Volume 3)

The History of Rome (Volume 3) (Paperback)

By Livy 
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Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0217756441
EAN: 9780217756440
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 374
Publish Date: 2010-10-14
Binding: Paperback
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: late in the day; but none of the enemy coming out against them, they gathered the spoils at their leisure, and collecting the bodies of their own troops into a heap, burnt them. The following night Hannibal decamped in silence, and moved off into Apulia. As soon as daylight discovered the flight of the enemy, Marcellus, leaving his wounded under the protection of a small garrison at Numistro, in command of which he placed Lucius Furius Purpureo, a military tribune, commenced a close pursuit of Hannibal, and overtook him at Venusia. Here, during several days, parties of troops sallying from the outposts, battles took place between foot and horse promiscuously, rather irregular than important, but which for the most part were favourable to the Romans. The armies were marched thence through Apulia without any engagement worth recording; for Hannibal marched by night, seeking an opportunity for ambuscade, but Marcellus never followed him except in broad daylight, and after having explored the country. 3. In the mean time, while Flaccus was detained at Capua in selling the property of the nobles, and letting out the lands which had been forfeited, all of which he let for a rent to be paid in corn, lest occasions for exercising severity towards the Campanians should be wanting, a new piece of iniquity, which had been ripening in secret, was brought out in evidence. He had compelled his soldiers, withdrawn from the houses, to build for themselves huts after the military manner, near the gates and walls; at once, that the houses of the city might be let and occupied together with the land, and also through fear, lest the excessive luxury of the city should enervate his troops as it had those of Hannibal. Now most of these were formed of hurdles or boards, others of reeds interwoven, al...
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Title: The History of Rome (Volume 3)
Publisher: General Books
Author: Livy
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0217756441
EAN: 9780217756440
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 374
Publish Date: 2010-10-14
Binding: Paperback

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