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Handbook of European history, 1400-1600: late Middle Ages, by Thomas A.; Oberman, Heiko A.; Tracy, James D. Brady

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By Thomas A.; Oberman, Heiko A.; Tracy, James D. Brady

The guide of eu historical past 1400-1600 brings jointly the easiest scholarship into an array of topical chapters that current present wisdom and considering in methods precious to the professional and obtainable to scholars and to the expert non-specialist. 41 top students during this box of historical past current the nation of information concerning the grand issues, major controversies and fruitful instructions for learn of eu historical past during this period.
Volume 1 (Structures and Assertions) describes the folks, lands, religions and political buildings which outline the environment for this historic interval.

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Actually pride yourself that you feel, or at least say you feel, nothing but contempt for death '^ Since all this is so, which of the two seems to be in the wrong Antony, who is directing the forces him granted by us, or Caesar, who has surrounded Antony, liimself with so large a band of his ? ^ Antony, who wishes to compel our allies to obey our decrees, or the allies, who have not received the ruler sent them by us but have attached themselves to the man was rejected by our vote ? Antony, who keeps our soldiers together, or the soldiers, who have abandoned their connnander ?

And to give you, sirs, something to make you even laugh, 1 beg you listen to a piece of his cleverness. He set himself the task of writing a Iiistory of all the achievements of the city (for he pretends to be a rhetorician and poet and philosopher and orator and historian), and then began, not with its founding, like the other historians of Rome, but with his own consulship, so that he might j)roceed backwards, making that the beginning of his account and the reign of Romulus the end. c. 43 DIO'S ROMAN HISTORY 1 .

Antony, hovever, because he w^as thoroughly ae- (juainted Avith Caesar's intentions and perfectly aware of all he was j)reparingto do, by great good judgment succeeded in turning him aside from his course and dissuaded him. The proof is that Caesar afterwards no longer behaved in any way like a monarch, but mingled j)ublicly and unprotected with us all and for this reason more than for any other it became possible that he should meet the fate he did. " This is what was accomplished, Cicero, or ; — Cicerculus, or Ciceracius, or Ciceriscus, or Graeculus,^ or whatever you delight in being called, by the un- — educated, the naked, the anointed man and none (jf it was done by you, so clever, so wise, you who use much more oil than Avine,- who let your clothing drag about your ankles not, by Ju})iter, as the dancers do, who teach you intricacies of reasoning ; — Various diminutive forms, expressing contempt.

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