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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK V., CHAPTER IV. (search)
banks of the Trigno and Biferno, the district of Larino, the left bank of
the Fortore, and extended north-west towards Pescara. a Samnitic nation possessing the hill-country, and
extending almost to the sea. All these nations are small, but
extremely brave, and have frequently given the Romans
proofs of their valour, first as enemies, afterwards as allies;
and finally, having demanded the liberty and rights of citizens,
and being denied, they revolted and kindled the Marsian war.91 B. C.
They decreed that Corfinium,Pentima near Popoli. the metropolis of the Peligni,
should be the capital for all the Italians instead of Rome: made
it their place d'armes, and new-named it Italica. Then, having
convoked deputies from all the people friendly to their design,
they created consulsThe first consuls were Q. Pompædius Silo, and C. Aponius Mutilus;
the prætors were Herius Asinius for the Marucini, C. Veltius Cato for the
Marsi, M. Lamponius and T. Cleptius for the Leucani,
Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VI., CHAPTER I. (search)
about the year 398 B. C. The insulting tyrant sentenced the heroic Phyton,
who had commanded the town, to a cruel death, and removed the few
inhabitants that remained to Sicily. but his son (Dionysius
the younger) partly restored it,B. C. 360. and called it Phœbia. During the war with Pyrrhus, a body of Campanians destroyed
most of the citizens against the faith of treaties,B. C. 280. and a little
before the Marsic or social war, earthquakes destroyed most
of the towns;B.C. 91. but after Augustus Cæsar had driven Sextus
Pompeius out of Sicily, when he saw that the city was deficient of inhabitants, he appointed certain of those who
accompanied the expedition to reside there, and it is now
tolerably well peopled.The defeat of Sextus Pompeins is referred to the year 36 B. C., but
there is no precise date mentioned for the establishment of the veteran
soldiers in Rhegium, which probably took place about the year 31 B. C.
Sailing 50 stadia from Rhegium towards th
Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VI., CHAPTER IV. (search)
ce, there were two princes of the Seleucidæ, Antiochus Asiaticus and his brother Seleucus-Cybiosactes, who had an
hereditary right to the throne; the latter however died about 54 B. C., and in him terminated the race of the Seleucidæ. the Paphlagonians,The race of the kings of Paphlagonia became extinct about 7 B. C.
See M. l' Abbé Belley, Diss. sur l' ère de Germanicopolis, &c.
Inscr. et Belles-Lettres, vol. xxx. Mém. p. 331.
Cappadocians,The royal race of Cappadocia failed about 91 B. C. and Egyptians,The race of the Lagidæ terminated with Ptolemy Auletes, who died
44 B. C., leaving two daughters, Cleopatra and Arsinoë. Ptolemy Apion
died 96 B. C.; he left Cyrene, whereof he was king, to the Roman people [or] when they revolted and
were subsequently deposed, as it happened in the case of
Mithridates Eupator, and Cleopatra of Egypt, the whole of
their territories within the PhasisNow the Fasz or Rion. and the Euphrates,The Forat, Ferat, or Frat. with the exception of