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SEVEN ROMAN

STATESMEN OF THE

LATER REPUBLIC

SUI

THE GRACCHI. SULLA. CRASSUS

CATO. POMPEY. CÆSAR.

BY

CHARLES OMAN, M.A. FELLOW OF ALL SOULS' COLLEGE, AND DEPUTY-PROFESSOR OF MODERN

HISTORY (CHICHELE) IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

WITH PORTRAITS AND

ILLUSTRATIONS

LONDON: EDWARD ARNOLD NEW YORK: LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.

DO 211

Cop.2

Printed by BALLANTYNE, HANSON & CO

Edinburgh

Replacement
BEQUEST OF
A. L. CROSS
2.19-41

PREFACE

03-192

THERE are several general histories of the decline and fall of the Roman Republic, dealing with its political and constitutional aspects. This little book is not a history, but a series of studies of the leading men of the century, intended to show the importance of the personal element in those miserable days of storm and stress. It is thus, I think, that their true meaning is best brought out.

It is a pleasant duty to express the gratitude which I owe to my friend Mr. J. Wells, of Wadham College, for having been good enough to read through my proofs, and to make a great number of valuable suggestions, which I have done my best to carry out.

I have also to thank the Authorities of the British Museum Coin-Room (and especially Mr. G. F. Hill) for the kindness with which they aided me in selecting the Roman coins for my three plates of illustrations.

C. OMAN

NAPLES, April 11, 1902.

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