The Roman History from the Foundation of Rome to the Battle of Actium ... (v. 4)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:8/4/2009 - General Books LLC
By: Charles Rollin
Excerpt from book: The Conful Florus did no great exploits in Sicily. Cornelius, having driven the Cartha- ginian arms both out of Corfica and Sardinia, triumphed with great glory. SECT. II. The Conful Atilius is preferred in great danger by the courage of Calpurnius Flamma, a Legionary Tribune. He beats the Carthaginian fleet. Regulus is elected Conful. Famous battle of Ecnoma gained by the Romans at fea. The two Confuls go to Africa, take Clypea, and ravage the whole country. Regulus continues to command in Africa in quality of Proconful: bis Collegue returns to Rome. Regulus demands a fuccejjjbr. Battle with tbeferpent of Bagrada. Battle gained by Regulus. He takes Tunis. Hard propofals of peace offered by Regulus to the Carthaginians: they refufe them. The arrival ofXanthippus the Lacedemonian revives the courage and confidence of the Carthaginians. Regulus is defeated in a battle by Xanthippus, and taken prifoner. Xantbippus retires. Reflexions of Polybius upon that great event. A new fleet built at Rome. The Carthaginians raife the fiege of Clypea. The Confuls go to Africa with a numerous fleet. After gaining two battles, they put to fea again to return into Italy. The Roman fleet is difperfed by a dreadfulflorm upon the coafts of Sicily. The Carthaginians befiege, and take Agrigentum. The taking of Panor- mus by the Romans is followed-by the furrender of many places. The Romans, difcouraged by feveral ftnpwrecks, renounce the fea. Lipara taken. Disobedience of an officer fever ely pu- nijhea. Remarkable feverity of the Cenfors. fbe Senate turn their whole efforts again to the warwar byfea. Famous battle by land near Panor- mus gained by the Proconful Metellus over the Carthaginians. The elephants that were taken are fent to Rome. Manner in which they are made to pafs theftrait. The C...