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V. The Establishment of the Military Monarchy

From: The History of Rome, by Theodor Mommsen
Translated with the sanction of the author by William Purdie Dickson

The History of Old Rome

Chapter XI - The Old Republic and the New Monarchy


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On these relations was based the power of Crassus; out of them arose the insurrections--whose motto was "a clear sheet"-of Cinna(54) and still more definitely of Catilina, of Coelius, of Dolabella entirely resembling the battles between those who had and those who had not, which a century before agitated the Greek world.(55)

54. Cf. IV. VII. Economic Crisis, IV. IX. Death of Cinna

55. Cf. III. X. Greek National Party

That amidst so rotten an economic condition every financial or political crisis should occasion the most dreadful confusion, was to be expected from the nature of the case; we need hardly mention that the usual phenomena--the disappearance of capital, the sudden depreciation of landed estates, innumerable bankruptcies, and an almost universal insolvency--made their appearance now during the civil war, just as they had done during the Social and Mithradatic wars.(56)

56. Cf. IV. XI. Capitalist Oligarchy

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