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Page 91 - If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus.
Page 49 - And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
Page 498 - Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Page 32 - ... one of the most irritating forms of proconsular oppression, was looked upon with abhorrence by the honorable men at Rome. Polybius uses the strongest language when he speaks of the Roman honesty. Under these circumstances, as Mr. Finlay says, " prudence and local interests would everywhere favor submission to Rome ; national vanity alone would whisper incitements to venture on a struggle for independence.