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Appian: Roman History, II, Books 8.2-12 (Loeb Classical by Appian, Horace White

By Appian, Horace White

Appian (Appianus) was once a Greek reputable of Alexandria. He observed the Jewish uprising of 116 CE, and later turned a Roman citizen and suggest and got the rank of eques (knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died throughout the reign of Antoninus Pius who used to be emperor 138–161 CE. sincere admirer of the Roman empire although blind to the associations of the sooner Roman republic, he wrote, within the easy '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 all the way 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 version of Appian is in 4 volumes.

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The ambassadors had thus spoken the Senate gave them no answer, but made a public declaration of war, and the consul ordered the ambassadors to depart from Rome the same day and from Italy within thirty days. The same orders and, as 9. When proclaimed to all Macedonian residents. Consternation mingled with anger followed this action of the Senate, because, on a few hours' notice, were many people were compelled to depart together, who were not even able to find animals in so short a so time, nor yet to carry all their goods themselves.

FROM VIRTUES AND VICES 1. GENTHIUS, king of a tribe of Illyrians bordering on Macedonia, having formed an alliance with Perseus in consideration of 300 talents, of which he had received a part down, made an attack upon Roman Illyria, and when the Romans sent Perpenna and Petilius as ambassadors to enquire about it, he put them in chains. When Perseus learned this he decided not to pay the rest of the money, thinking that Genthius had already, by his own action, made himself an enemy of the Romans.

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