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A Short History of France

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Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 50,019 / 158 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.5
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 664
Added to site: 2005.10.21
mnybks.net#: 11727
Genre: History
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resource in the forum as on the battle-field, he was by nature called to dominion.

It was not as a patriot, simply intent upon freeing Rome of an harassing enemy, that he endured those nine years in Gaul; not as a great leader burning with military ardor that he conducted those eight campaigns. The conquest of Gaul meant the greater conquest of Rome. The one was accomplished; he now turned his back upon the devastated country, and prepared to complete his great project of human ascendency.

Rome was mistress of the world; he--would be master of Rome.

In the early days of the conquest of Gaul a small island lying in the river Seine was chosen for the residence of the Roman Governors, and called Lutetia. The residence soon grew into the Palace of the Caesars; and then bridges spanned the river, and roads and aqueducts and faubourgs sprang into existence across the Seine, and Lutetia was swallowed up in Paris--so named for a Gallic tribe, the Parisii, which had once encamped

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