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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, and The Lives of the Grammarians, Rhetoricians and Poets

Three Complete Works

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Language: English
Wordcount: 229,337 / 676 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 38
LoC Categories: CT, D
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Translation by Alexander Thomson, revised and corrected by T. Forester.

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ld not forbear remarking, that he was served in the manner of Pollux. For as the temple [31] erected in the Forum to the two brothers, went by the name of Castor alone, so his and Caesar's joint munificence was imputed to the latter only. To the other public spectacles exhibited to the people, Caesar added a fight of gladiators, but with fewer pairs of combatants than he had intended. For he had collected from all parts so great a company of them, that his enemies became alarmed; and a decree was made, restricting the number of gladiators which any one was allowed to retain at Rome.

XI. Having thus conciliated popular favour, he endeavoured, through his interest with some of the tribunes, to get Egypt assigned to him as a province, by an act of the people. The pretext alleged for the creation of this extraordinary government, was, that the Alexandrians had violently expelled their king [32], whom the senate had complimented with the title of an ally and friend of the Roman people. This was generally re



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