Ahenobarbus was a cognomen used by a plebeian branch of the gens Domitia in the late Roman Republic and early Empire. The name means "red-beard" (literally, "bronze-beard") in Latin. According to legend, Castor and Pollux announced to one of their ancestors the victory of the Romans over the Latins at the battle of Lake Regillus, and, to confirm the truth of what they had just said, they stroked his black hair and beard, which immediately became red.
A Friend of Caesar: A Tale of the Fall of the Roman Republic

Originally published in 1913, this early work on the fall of the Roman Empire is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. Its 511 pages contain 25 detailed chapters full of information and anecdote on a variety of events between 50-47 BCE. Aiming to present the Pagan point of view with regards the life and literature of this great age, great care was taken by the author to keep to strict historical probability. A comprehensive and informative look at the subject that is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the shelf of any amateur or professional historian of the age. Contents: Praeneste, The Upper Walks of Society, The Privilege of a Vestal, Lucius Ahenobarbus airs his Grievance, A Very Old Problem, Pompeius Magnus, Agias s Adventure, Wehen Greek meets Greek, How Gabinius met with a Rebuff, Mamercus guards the Dor, The Great Proconsul, Pratinas meets Ill-fortune, What befell at Balae, The New Consuls, The Seventh of January, The Rubicon, The Profitable Career of Gabinius, How Pompeius stamped with his Feet, The Hospitality of Demetrius, Cleopatra, How Ulamhala s Words came True, The End of the Magnus, Bitterness and Joy, Battling for Life, Calm after Storm. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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