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In the century before the birth of Christ, Rome's system of republican government began to disintegrate as a series of strong military leaders struggled over political power and the ever-growing financial rewards that came with it. ; written c. 1606-07; published in 1623. SYNOPSIS Octavian (or Octavius) Caesar and Mark Antony rule the Roman world in an uneasy alliance that falls apart when Antony pursues a love affair with Cleopatra, queen of Egypt. E. With this huge financial incentive, the traditional Roman ideals of public service and senatorial rule gradually gave way to self-interest and rule by force.
463 187 Kyd, Thomas The Spanish Tragedy 229 445 Locke, John An Essay Concerning Human Understanding 117 Langland, William Piers Plowman 329 Malory, Sir Thomas Le Morte D'Arthur 273 Marlowe, Christopher Dr. Faustus 87 Milton, John Paradise Lost 317 Pepys, Samuel The Diary of Samuel Pepys 65 Pope, Alexander The Rape of the Lock 349 Radcliffe, Ann The Mysteries of Udolpho 285 Richardson, Samuel Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded Scott, Sir Walter Rob Roy Shakespeare, William Antony and Cleopatra XXXVIII 127 307 381 1 Shakespeare, William Macbeth Shakespeare, William Richard II 359 Shelley, Mary Frankenstein 145 Shelley, Percy Bysshe "England in 1819" and Other Poems .
Shamela Andrews, by Henry Fielding. Special Collections Library, The University of Michigan. Reproduced by permission. —Engraving of Michael and Gabriel having battle with Satan and his Angels, Messiah on his chariot descending from the clouds, from The Riverside Milton, edited by Roy Flannagan. Copyright 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. —Michael leading Adam and Eve from Paradise, with his fiery sword behind him, Cherubs, above, taking their places to stand guard, from The Riverside Milton, edited by Roy Flannagan.