720 XTF Search Results (subject=historical fiction;subject-join=exact;brand=default;f1-subject=tale);subject-join%3Dexact;brand%3Ddefault;f1-subject%3Dtale Results for your query: subject=historical fiction;subject-join=exact;brand=default;f1-subject=tale Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT Death of Cicero, A Fragment. Brown, Charles Brockden The task of relating the last events in the life of my beloved master, has fallen upon me. His last words reminded me of the obligation, which I had long since assumed, of conveying to his Atticus a faithful account of his death. Having performed this task, life will cease to be any longer of value. Wed, 01 Jan 1800 12:00:00 GMT Thessalonica: A Roman Story. Brown, Charles Brockden THESSALONICA, in conse- quence of its commercial si- tuation, was populous and rich. Its fortifications and numerous garri- son had preserved it from injury during the late commotions,* and the number of inhabitants was great- ly increased, at the expense of the defenceless districts and cities. Its place, with relation to Dalmatia, the Peloponnesus, and the Danube, was nearly centrical. Its security had been uninterrupted for ages, and no city in the empire of Theodosius exhibited so many monuments of its ancient prosperity. It had been, for many years, the residence of the prince, and had thence become the object of a kind of filial affection. He had laboured to render it im- pregnable, by erecting bulwarks, and guarding it with the bravest of his troops; he had endowed the ci- tizens with new revenues and privi- leges, had enhanced the frequency of their shows, and the magnificence of their halls and avenues, and made it the seat of government of Illyria and Greece. Fri, 01 May 1970 12:00:00 GMT