Selections from Viri Romae

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Allyn and Bacon, 1892 - Latin language - 297 pages
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Page 22 - Locros ctasse praeterveheretur, inter alia foeda, quae propter fidem erga vos in civitatem nostram facinora edidit, thesauros quoque Proserpinae intactos ad eam diem spoliavit; atque ita pecunia in naves imposita ipse terra est profectus.
Page 71 - Caesaris, quod nutante in fugam exercitu, rapto fugientis e manu scuto, in primam volitans aciem proelium restituit. Idem alio proelio legionis aquiliferum ineundae fugae causa iam conversum faucibus 5 comprehensum in contrariam partem detraxit dextramque ad hostem tendens, "Quorsum tu,
Page 112 - When the oldest cask is opened, And the largest lamp is lit ; When the chestnuts glow in the embers, And the kid turns on the spit ; When young and old in circle Around the firebrands close ; When the girls are weaving baskets, And the lads are shaping bows ; LXX When the goodman mends his armor, And trims his helmet's plume ; When the goodwife's shuttle merrily Goes flashing through the loom ; With weeping and with laughter Still is the story told, How well Horatius kept the bridge In the brave...
Page 74 - Cyrum ultima valitudine mandasse quaedam de funere suo, aspernatus tam lentum mortis genus subitam sibi celeremque optaverat...
Page 4 - His ita ordinatls cum ad exercitum lustrandum contionem in campo ad Caprae paludem haberet, subito coorta est tempestas cum magno fragore tonitribusque et Romulus e conspectu ablatus est. Ad deos transisse vulgo creditus est ; cui rel fidem 20 fecit lulius Proculus, vir nobilis.
Page 95 - ... Credibility of Early Roman History) , a trustworthy history of Rome does not begin until the war with Pyrrhus. In this statement he undoubtedly goes too far; but the history of the period before the destruction of the city by the Gauls in 390 BC, while it narrates some historical facts, cannot be accepted as genuine in the form in which it has come down to us. For an excellent discussion of the historical value of these legends, see Ihne's Early Rome. Page 1. 1. Proca : the twelfth of a line...
Page 73 - ... confluentibus. Sua Caesarem in Hispaniam comitata fortuna est ; sed nullum umquam atrocius periculosiusque ab eo initum proelium ; adeo ut, plus quam dubio Marte, descenderet equo consistensque ante recedentem suorum aciem...
Page 84 - Lepido fecit ; ita ut; tresviri reipublicse constituendae per quinquennium essent ipse, et Lepidus, et Antonius ; et ut suos quisque inimicos proscriberent : in qua proscriptione plurimi équités Romani, centum triginta senatorum nomina fuerunt, et inter eos L.
Page 68 - Quibus numeratis cum expositus esset in lltore, confestim Miletum, quae urbs proxime aberat, properavit ibique contracta classe, invectus in eum locum, in quo ipsi praedones erant, partem classis fugavit, partem mersit, aliquot naves cepit piratasque 25 in potestatem redactos eo supplicio, quod illls saepe minatus inter iocum erat, adfecit cruclque suffixit. Quaestori ulterior Hispania obvenit. Quo...
Page 114 - ... tribune of the people. Tribunes were first appointed in 494 BC, after the first secession to the Sacred Mount. At first there were but two; afterwards the number was increased to five, and finally to ten. They were originally appointed to afford protection to the common people; and that they might be able to afford such protection, their persons were declared sacred and inviolable. They gradually acquired the right of vetoing any act which a magistrate might undertake during his term of office....

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