Title: Rome : its rise and fall ; a text-book for high schools and colleges
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors: Myers, P. V. N. (Philip Van Ness), 1846-1937
Publisher: Boston, Ginn & company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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s the result of the admission tothe city of the Italians, at the end of the Social War (par. 165). The tremen-dous leap upwards of the figures between 69 and 27 B.C. is probably to be explainednot wholly by the admission during this period of aliens to the franchise, butalso, possibly, by the failure of the censors of the republican period to include intheir enumerations the Roman citizens living in places remote from the capital. CHAPTER XVI. FROM TIBERIUS TO MARCUS AURELIUS.(A.D. 14-180.) 217. Reign of Tiberius (a.d. 14-37).—Tiberius suc-ceeded to an unlimited sovereignty. The senate con-ferred upon himall the titles thathad been wornby Augustus.One of the firstacts of Tiberiuswas to take awayfrom the popularassemblies theright which theystill nominallypossessed ofelect ing theyearly magis-trates, and to be-stow the sameupon the senate,which, however,must elect fromcandidates presented by the emperor. As the senate wasthe creation of the emperor, who by virtue of the censorial 334
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Tiberius. (From a bust in the Capitoline Museum.) FROM TIBERIUS TO MARCUS AURELIUS. 335 powers with which he was invested made up the list of itsmembers, he was now of course the source and fountain ofall patronage. During the first years of his reign, Tiberiusused his practically unrestrained authority with moderationand justice, being seemingly desirous of promoting the bestinterests of all classes in his vast empire. The beginning of Tiberius rule was marked by revoltsamong the legions, the most serious discontent manifestingitself among those guarding the Rhine, who wished to raiseto the throne their favorite general Germanicus, nephew ofTiberius. But Germanicus sternly refused to take part insuch an act of treachery, reproved his soldiers, and thendrew their attention from such thoughts of disloyalty byleading them across the Rhine to recover the lost standardsof Varus (par. 211). He was so far successful in this boldenterprise as to retake the lost eagles, and capture thewife of
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