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By Guy de Maupassant

[Translated via David Coward]

In addition to the identify tale, this feature of twenty-seven tales contains one among Maupassant's most renowned stories, "The Necklace," and "Le Horla," a story with unusual parallels to the author's personal descent into insanity, in addition to many different provocative and sometimes chilling works--spanning the entire variety of human experiences--from low farce, to excessive tragedy.

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Instead, they created a public official, called the tribune of the people, to champion their interests generally. But their primary tasks were to curb the power of the consuls, who were chosen from the Senate, and to ensure that their power within the constitution was not unlimited. From that time forward these two magistracies became ever more hostile and antagonistic toward each other, with the Senate and the people taking sides. Each believed that they could dominate the other by increasing the powers of their own magistrate.

The crisis got increasingly worse. People openly revolted against the government. Exiles and convicts, as well as all those people who were vying with each other over some office or military command, waged large and violent cam1. 30–33), in 494 BC the plebeians, still under arms from battles against neighboring peoples, retired to the Sacred Mount in protest over their lack of rights compared to the aristocracy. A compromise was reached through the creation of the office of tribune of the people (tribunus plebis; see Glossary).

March 15, 44 BC. 9. ” 10. 12) that Lepidus’ brother and Antonius’ uncle (L. Caesar) were on top of the proscription list. 11. In 36 and 31 BC, respectively. APPIAN 5 remaining piece to complete the Roman empire as it still stands today. And so immediately, while he was still alive, Octavian earned the unprecedented name Augustus (“Revered”) because of his achievements, for that was how he was seen and what he was called by the Romans. 12 His rule proved to be both long-lived and temperate, and he himself, a formidable man, found success in all of his endeavors.

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