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Title: History of Rome, and of the Roman people, from its origin to the invasion of the barbarians
Year: 1883 (1880s)
Authors: Duruy, Victor, 1811-1894 Ripley, M. M Clarke, W. J Mahaffy, John Pentland, Sir, 1839-1919
Publisher: Boston : C. F. Jewett
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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cratic party, re-sisted the efforts ofthe tribune Quinctius,and ended, perhaps, bybuying him over.^ Gallia Cisalpina hadfallen by lot to Lucul-lus as consular prov-ince, while his colleaguehad received Bithynia.But, the proconsul ofCilicia dying at thistime, Lucullus askedand obtained his prov-ince. Tliis army, alittle less than thirty-two thousand men,was composed of rawrecruits and of Fim-brias veterans, whohad been twice rebels,^and were habituated to extreme license. Like Scipio and PaulusAerailius, he began with drilling his troops in order to restoredi.scipline, and was marching upon Pontus when he learned thatMithridates, having persuaded the republic of Heracleia to unitewith him, had invaded Bithynia with a hundred thousand foot, six * Sail., Hitilfraf/m.; Ascon. in Cic, In. CnecHium. 3 ; Pint,., LucuU. 5. ^ Tlmy had muliniorl ajrainst tlio i-.roconsul V,al. Klaccus, and had abandoned Fimbria. * Statue in the IJlundclI Collection (Clarac, Musee de sculpt, pi 7GSa. No. IDOSa).
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CAPTIVE BITHYNIA. LAST WARS AGAINST MITHRIDATES. 125 thousand horse, and a hundred scythe-armed chariots, while a fleetof four hundred sail, keeping along the coast, would co-operate withthe land-forces. LucuUus was further informed that all the publi-cans had been massacred by the inhabit-ants ; and that Cotta, who had been inhaste to fight, in the hope of securing tohimself alone the honor of victory, had justsuffered two defeats in the same day,—one by land, the other by sea, — and wasnow closely blockaded in Chalcedon. The officers of Lucullus urgedhim to throw himself upon Cappadocia and Pontus, now left defence-less. I had rather, said the general, save one citizen from theenemy than make easy conquest of spoils: besides, it would be
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