By William Smith
География Италии и первые жители, короли Рима, учреждение республики, захват Рима галлами, союзы, войны ..., вплоть до Ромула Августа 476 года нашей эры.-This is a quick historical past of Rome, from the earliest occasions to the institution of the empire, by way of William Smith, with a continuation to A.D. 479. by means of Eugene Lawrence. From the contents: geography of Italy and early population, the kings of Rome, the institution of the republic, decemvirate, the seize of Rome via the Gauls, the ultimate union of the 2 orders, Punic wars, ... , to Romulus Augustulus A.D. 476.--
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361 the Gauls and Romans were encamped on either bank of the Arno. A gigantic Gaul stepped forth from the ranks and insultingly challenged a Roman knight. T. Manlius, a Roman youth, obtained permission from his general to accept the challenge, slew the giant, and took from the dead body the golden chain (torques) which the barbarian wore around his neck. His comrades gave him the surname of Torquatus, which he handed down to his descendants. C. 349 another distinguished Roman family earned its surname from a single combat with a Gaul.
This land originally belonged to the kings, being set apart for their support; and it was constantly increased by conquest, as it was the practice on the subjugation of a people to deprive them of a certain portion of their land. This public land was let by the state subject to a rent; but as the Patricians possessed the political power, they divided the public land among themselves, and paid for it only a nominal rent. Thus the Plebeians, by whose blood and unpaid toil much of this land had been won, were excluded from all participation in it.
Next morning the noblest matrons, headed by Veturia, the aged mother of Corolanus, and by his wife Volumnia, holding her little children by the hand, came to his tent. Their lamentations turned him from his purpose. " He then led the Volscians home, but they put him to death because he had spared Rome. " 2. C. —The Fabii were one of the most powerful of the Patrician houses. For seven successive years one of the Consuls was always a Fabius. The Fabii had been among the leading opponents of the Agrarian Law; and Kæso Fabius had taken an active part in obtaining the condemnation of Sp.