Domitian massacred senators with impunity, and only fell 'postquam cerdonibus esse timendus coeperat. If an autocracy does not rest on the army, which leads to the chaos of praetorianism, it must rely on 'panem et circenses. Hence it has some of the worst faults of democracy, without its advantages. As Mr.
I was writing this about the time when a great load of our intestine troubles for several months lay with all its weight upon me; I had the enemy at my door on one side, and the freebooters, worse enemies, on the other, "Non armis, sed vitiis, certatur;" and underwent all sorts of military injuries at once: "Hostis adest dextra laevaque a parte timendus. Vicinoque malo terret utrumque latus."