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Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15) The Romance of Reality   By: (1833-1922)

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[Illustration: CASTLE S. ANGELO.]

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Historical Tales

The Romance of Reality

By

CHARLES MORRIS

Author of "Half Hours with the Best American Authors," "Tales from the Dramatists," etc.

IN FIFTEEN VOLUMES

Volume XI

Roman

J.B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY PHILADELPHIA AND LONDON

Copyright, 1896, by J.B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

Copyright, 1904, by J.B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

Copyright, 1908, by J.B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

CONTENTS.

PAGE HOW ROME WAS FOUNDED 7

THE SABINE VIRGINS 14

THE HORATII AND CURIATII 22

THE DYNASTY OF THE TARQUINS 26

THE BOOKS OF THE SIBYL 32

THE STORY OF LUCRETIA 36

HOW BRAVE HORATIUS KEPT THE BRIDGE 43

THE BATTLE OF LAKE REGILLUS 50

THE REVOLT OF THE PEOPLE 54

THE REVENGE OF CORIOLANUS 60

CINCINNATUS AND THE ÆQUIANS 68

THE SACRIFICE OF VIRGINIA 75

CAMILLUS AT THE SIEGE OF VEII 87

THE GAULS AT ROME 94

THE CURTIAN GULF 105

ANECDOTES OF THE LATIN AND SAMNITE WARS 108

THE CAUDINE FORKS 116

THE FATE OF REGULUS 126

HANNIBAL CROSSES THE ALPS 135

HOW HANNIBAL FOUGHT AND DIED 145

ARCHIMEDES AT THE SIEGE OF SYRACUSE 152

THE FATE OF CARTHAGE 158

THE GRACCHI AND THEIR FALL 165

JUGURTHA, THE PURCHASER OF ROME 173

THE EXILE AND REVENGE OF MARIUS 180

THE PROSCRIPTION OF SULLA 191

THE REVOLT OF THE GLADIATORS 198

CÆSAR AND THE PIRATES 204

CÆSAR AND POMPEY 208

THE ASSASSINATION OF CÆSAR 218

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA 227

AN IMPERIAL MONSTER 236

THE MURDER OF AN EMPRESS 243

BOADICEA, THE HEROINE OF BRITAIN 250

ROME SWEPT BY FLAMES 255

THE DOOM OF NERO 262

THE SPORTS OF THE AMPHITHEATRE 272

THE REIGN OF A GLUTTON 280

THE FAITHFUL EPONINA 289

THE SIEGE OF JERUSALEM 293

THE DESTRUCTION OF POMPEII 301

AN IMPERIAL SAVAGE 309

THE DEEDS OF CONSTANTINE 319

THE GOTHS CROSS THE DANUBE 325

THE DOWNFALL OF ROME 331

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

ROMAN.

PAGE THE CASTLE OF ST. ANGELO Frontispiece .

ROME FROM THE DOME OF ST. PETER'S 18

THE FORUM OF ROME 26

BRUTUS ORDERING THE EXECUTION OF HIS SONS 40

HORATIUS KEEPING THE BRIDGE 46

THE SACRIFICE OF VIRGINIA 75

RUINS OF THE ROMAN AQUEDUCTS 106

HANNIBAL CROSSING THE ALPS 139

THE BATHS OF CARACALLA 150

THE ASSASSINATION OF CÆSAR 218

ANTONY'S ORATION OVER CÆSAR 224

THE GALLEY OF CLEOPATRA 230

THE TOMB OF HADRIAN 260

A ROMAN CHARIOT RACE 275

THE COLISEUM AT ROME 282

THE JEWS' WAILING PLACE, JERUSALEM 294

THE RUINS OF POMPEII 306

EQUESTRIAN STATUE OF MARCUS AURELIUS 309

ARCH OF TITUS, ROME 320

THE LAST COMBAT OF THE GLADIATORS 333

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