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Last of the Romans


Marcus Junius Brutus, one of the murderers of Cæsar. (B.C. 85–42.)

Caius Cassius Longiʹnus, so called by Brutus. (Died B.C. 42.)

Stilicho, the Roman general under Theodosius. (The Nineteenth Century, Sepember, 1892.)

Aētius, a general who defended the Gauls against the Franks and other barbarians, and defeated Attila in the Champs Catalaumques, near Châlons, in 451. So called by Procoʹpius.

François Joseph Terasse Desbillons; so called from the elegance and purity of his Latin. (1751–1789.)

Pope calls Congreve Ultimus Romanorum. (1670–1729.) (See Ultimus.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Last. (Anglo-Saxon lást, a footstep, a shoemaker’s last.)
Last Man (The)
Last Man
Last Words
Last of the Fathers
Last of the Goths
Last of the Greeks
Last of the Knights
Last of the Mohicans
Last of the Romans
Last of the Tribunes (The)
Last of the Troubadours
Lat (El)
Lath or Lathe
Latin Learning

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