Histoire Abregee Des Empereurs, En Anglais Et En Francais; Faisant Suite A LHistoire de La Republique Romaine, Deja Publiee Par Les Memes Auteurs, Su

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Sinopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ... made the most pressing overtures; but they mistook this clemency for cowardice, and contemptuously rejected all his proposals. 9. The scornful manner in which his ambassadors were received roused, at last, the indignation of the Roman general, who now determined ilícarry on the siege with more vigour than ever. Having surrounded the city with a wall, so horrible a famine ensued that the people were reduced to eat leather and dead bodies, and mothers devoured even the flesh of their own infant children to prolong their wretched existence. 10. At length, after offering in vain new terms, and even condescending to seek a reconciliation, the command was given by Titus to his soldiers to set fire to the city, which was taken by storm, given up to plunder, and levelled, with the ground. The temple itself was quickly reduced to ashes, notwithstanding every effort on the part both of the besiegers and the besieged to save it. 11. If Josephus, a Jewish historian, who was an eyewitness to all these horrors, may be credited, upwards of a million of his countrymen perished during that memorable siege. So great a number of them were crucified by the Romans, without the walls of the city, that neither space nor wood could be found for the crosses of the unhappy sufferers. About one.hundred thousand, who escaped the disaster, were taken captives and dispersed through the provinces of the empire. '. 12. The defeat of the Jews filled the Romans with joy and pride. They heaped honours and praises upon the conqueror, and the senate decreed--ar-triumph both to him tms-veSpasian. This was the first time that Rome ever horrors botlther an(i'son triumph together. Among the rich-onquered were exposed immense quantities of 8. Titus, feel.t 0f tne temple,...

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