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Young Folks' History of Rome   By: (1823-1901)

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YOUNG FOLKS' HISTORY

OF

ROME.

BY

CHARLOTTE M. YONGE,

AUTHOR OF "THE HEIR OF REDCLYFFE," "BOOK OF GOLDEN DEEDS," "YOUNG FOLKS' HISTORY OF FRANCE," &c.

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BOSTON:

ESTES & LAURIAT,

301 WASHINGTON STREET.

COPYRIGHT BY

D. LOTHROP & CO. and ESTES & LAURIAT.

1880.

PREFACE.

This sketch of the History of Rome covers the period till the reign of Charles the Great as head of the new Western Empire. The history has been given as briefly as could be done consistently with such details as can alone make it interesting to all classes of readers.

CHARLOTTE M. YONGE.

CONTENTS.

CHAP. PAGE.

1. Italy 13

2. The Wanderings of Æneas 21

3. The Founding of Rome. B.C. 753 713 31

4. Numa and Tullus. B.C. 713 618 39

5. The Driving Out of the Tarquins. B.C. 578 309 47

6. The War with Porsena 55

7. The Roman Government 66

8. Menenius Agrippa's Fable. B.C. 494 74

9. Coriolanus and Cincinnatus. B.C. 458 84

10. The Decemvirs. B.C. 450 92

11. Camillus' Banishment 101

12. The Sack of Rome. B.C. 390 110

13. The Plebeian Consulate. B.C. 367 119

14. The Devotion of Decius. B.C. 357 127

15. The Samnite Wars 135

16. The War with Pyrrhus. 280 271 144

17. The First Punic War. 264 240 151

18. Conquest of Cisalpine Gaul. 240 219 163

19. The Second Punic War. 219 172

20. The First Eastern War. 215 183 181

21. The Conquest of Greece, Corinth, and Carthage. 179 145 188

22. The Gracchi. 137 122 195

23. The Wars of Marius. 106 98 203

24. The Adventures of Marius. 93 84 212

25. Sulla's Proscription. 88 71 220

26. The Career of Pompeius. 70 63 229

27. Pompeius and Cæsar. 61 48 242

28. Julius Cæsar. 48 44 252

29. The Second Triumvirate. 44 33 263

30. Cæsar Augustus. B.C. 33 A.D. 14 273

31. Tiberius and Caligula. A.D. 14 41 285

32. Claudius and Nero. A.D. 41 68 297

33. The Flavian Family. 62 96 305

34. The Age of the Antonines. 96 194 317

35. The Prætorian Influence. 197 284 326

36. The Division of the Empire. 284 312 337

37. Constantine the Great. 312 337 345

38. Constantius. 337 364 355

39. Valentinian and his Family. 364 392 364

40. Theodosius the Great. 392 395 374

41. Alaric the Goth. 395 410 383

42. The Vandals. 403 394

43. Attila the Hun. 435 457 404

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