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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VI., CHAPTER IV. (search)
ts, and all the rest who are subject to the
Romans, shared a similar fate, for the Romans never rested in
the subjugation of the land to their sway until they had entirely overthrown it: in the first instance they took Numantia,In the year B. C. 133.
and subdued Viriathus,In the year B. C. 140. and afterwards vanquished Sertorius,B. C. 72.
and last of all the Cantabrians,The inhabitants of Biscay. who were brought to subjection by Augustus Cæsar.B. C. 19. Likewise the whole of Gaul both
wis. The like
things have taken place in Asia. At first it was governed by
kings who were dependent on the Romans, and afterwards
when their several lines of succession failed, as of that of the
kings Attalus,Attalus III., king of Pergamus, died 133 B. C., and constituted the
Roman people his heir. the kings of the Syrians,We may here observe that the Seleucidæ ceased to reign in Syria as
early as 83 B. C., when that country, wearied of their sad dissensions,
willingly submitted to Tigrane