History, Volume I, Books 14-19 (Loeb Classical Library No. by Ammianus Marcellinus, J. C. Rolfe

By Ammianus Marcellinus, J. C. Rolfe

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According to Livy, xxv. 12, 5, they foretold the defeat at Cannae. Cf. also Pausanias, I. 34. 4 f¥. and II. 13. 7. At a later time these prophetic writings were preserved on the Capitol at Rome with the Sibylline books. ^ Her name is unlcnown she was perhaps the diva Paulina whose name appears on a silver coin of the period.

CONSTANTIUS ET CALLUS impetraret, ut ferebatur, per palatii pseudothyrum introducta, oblato pretioso reginae monili, id assecuta est, ut ad Honoratum, turn comitem orientis, formula missa letali, homo ^ scelere nullo contactus, idem Clematius, nee hiscere nee loqui permissus, occideretur. 4. Post hoc impie perpetratum, quod in aliis quoque iam timebatur, tamquam licentia crudehtati indulta, per suspicionum nebulas aestimati quidam noxii damnabantur. Quorum pars necati alii puniti bonorum multatione, actique laribus suis extorres, nullo sibi relicto praeter querellas et lacrimas, stipe collaticia victitabant et civili iustoque imperio ad voluntatem converso cruentam, claudebantur opu; lentae domus et clarae.

Maxentius, son of Maximian, was proclaimed Augustus by the troops at Rome, but was not acknowledged by the other Augiisti and Caesars ; he defeated and slew Severus in Italy, whereupon Licinius was made an Augustus by In 308 there were four Augusti : ConGalerius. stantine, Galerius, Licinius, and Maximinus, in addition to the usurper Maxentius. A series of wars followed. Maximinus was defeated by Licinius and died shortly afterward Galerius died in 311. Constantine defeated Maxentius at Saxa Rubra in 312 and reigned for a time with Licinius.

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