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Appian (Appianus) was once a Greek respectable of Alexandria. He observed the Jewish uprising of 116 CE, and later grew to become a Roman citizen and suggest and acquired the rank of eques (knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died through the reign of Antoninus Pius who was once emperor 138–161 CE. sincere admirer of the Roman empire notwithstanding blind to the associations of the sooner Roman republic, he wrote, within the basic 'common' dialect, 24 books of 'Roman affairs', in reality conquests, from the beginnings to the days of Trajan (emperor 98–117 CE). 11 have come right down to us entire, or approximately so, specifically these at the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and 5 books at the Civil Wars. they're helpful documents of army historical past. The Loeb Classical Library variation of Appian is in 4 volumes.

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5. While he was still speaking, she, in a burst of anger, and holding her hands up to heaven, invoked their family gods.

12. These things have been described by many writers, both Greek and Roman, and the history is even longer than that of the Macedonian empire, which was the longest history of earlier times. Being interested in it, and desiring to compare the Roman prowess carefully with that of every other nation, my history has often led me from Carthage to Spain, from Spain to Sicily or to Mace- men ; donia, or to join some embassy to foreign countries, or some alliance formed with them ; thence back to Carthage or Sicily, like a wanderer, and again At elsewhere, while the work was still unfinished.

The parents, moved either put difficulties and partly by pity for the women, and perceiving that what the Romans had done was not from lust but necessity, entered into negotiations with them. For this purpose Romulus and Tatius met in the street which was event Fia Sacra and agreed upon these conditions that both Romulus and Tatius should be kings, and that the Sabines who were then serving in the army under Tatius, and any others who might choose to come, should be allowed to settle in Rome on the same terms and under the same laws as the Romans themselves.

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