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SEVEN ROMAN STATESMEN OF THE
THE GRACCHÍ. SULLA. CRASSUS
CATO. POMPEY. CÆSAR.
CHARLES” OMAN, M. A.
FELLOW OF ALL SOULS' COLLEGE, AND DEPUTY-PROFESSOR OF MODERN
HISTORY (CHICHELE) IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
WITH PORTRAITS AND
LONDON: EDWARD ARNOLD NEW YORK: LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.
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.
NAPLES, April 11, 1902.