Aurelian or, Rome in the Third Century

Aurelian or, Rome in the Third Century

by William Ware


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Aurelian or, Rome in the Third Century by William Ware

Aurelian or, Rome in the Third Century by William Ware

The record which follows, is by the hand of me, Nicomachus, once the happy servant of the great Queen of Palmyra, than whom the world never saw a queen more illustrious, or a woman adorned with brighter virtues. But my design is not to write her eulogy, or to recite the wonderful story of her life. That task requires a stronger and a more impartial hand than mine. The life of Zenobia by Nicomachus, would be the portrait of a mother and a divinity, drawn by the pen of a child and a worshipper.

My object is a humbler, but perhaps also a more useful one. It is to collect and arrange, in their proper order, such of the letters of the most noble Lucius Manlius Piso, as shall throw most light upon his character and times, supplying all defects of incident, and filling up all chasms that may occur, out of the knowledge which more exactly than any one else, I have been able to gather concerning all that relates to the distinguished family of the Pisos, after its connection with the more distinguished one still, of the Queen of Palmyra.

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ISBN-13: 9781721882250
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/27/2018
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

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