The Roman History, Volume 2

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C. and J. Rivington, 1827 - Rome
 

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Page 373 - Quid, quod usque proximos Revellis agri terminos et ultra Limites clientium Salis avarus ? Pellitur paternos In sinu ferens deos Et uxor et vir sordidosque natos.
Page 351 - Hannibal's victories ; a plebeian, the peasantgeneral, destroyed the Cimbrians and Teutonians; a plebeian consul saved Rome from Catiline and his accomplices; the Catos, the Gracchi, and Brutus were plebeians. Scipio the Great, undoubtedly was a patrician, and he towers above his people, as Hannibal does above all nations. The ^Emilii, the Valerii, the Sulpicii, the Fabii, other houses of the Cornelii, as well as the Scipios, counted men, who Were among the greatest whom the republic produced; their...
Page 350 - Deciorum animae, pleboia fuerunt Nomina : pro totis legionibus hi tamen et pro Omnibus auxiliis atque omni pube Latina Sufficiunt dis infernis terraeque parenti ; Pluris enim Decii, quam qui servantur ab illis.
Page 557 - ... Boethius's Geometry can never have been written by the learned and talented Consular. It is a confused heap of rubbish, almost worse even than the great compilation. Boethius's Geometry, until the appearance of Pope Gerbert's, was, with Nipsus, Vitruvius and Epaphroditus, the manual of the land surveyors ; and by one of them has this addition, which dishonours his name, been surreptitiously introduced ; just as the rude ignorance of the copyist, at least of the MS. from which it was printed,...
Page 557 - It is absolutely certain," says he, " that the section on the art of marking out boundaries in Boethius's Geometry can never have been written by the learned and talented Consular. It is a confused heap of rubbish, almost worse even than the great compilation. Boethius's Geometry, until the appearance of Pope Gerbert's, was, with Nipsus, Vitruvius and Epaphroditus, the manual of the land surveyors ; and by one of them has this addition, which dishonours his name, been surreptitiously introduced ;...
Page 351 - Arpinas alius Volscorum in monte solebat Poscere mercedes alieno lassus aratro, Nodosam post haec frangebat vertice vitem, Si lentus pigra muniret castra dolabra; Hic tamen et Cimbros et summa pericula reruin Excipit et solus trepidantem protegit urbem, Atque ideo, postquam ad Cimbros stragemque volabant Qui nunquam attigerant majora cad avéra corvi, Nobilis ornatur lauro collega secunda.
Page 363 - Festus sv possessiones appellantur agri late patentes publici privatique, quia non mancipatione , sed usu tenebantur, et ut quisque occupaverat possidebat.
Page 233 - ... forgetfulness on the part of Livy, of the early usage in the dividing of spoils, which had ceased to be observed in the time of Augustus. According to former Roman usage, half of the conquering army was employed, under the sanction of a solemn oath, to subtract nothing, in collecting the spoil, which was then partly divided by lot, partly sold, and the proceeds, if promised to the soldiers, disbursed to them man by man, if otherwise, it was brought into the treasury. Both schemes mentioned here...
Page 499 - Emperor with all his forces. Desertions occurred daily, and merely to stop them the Mughal force crossed the river and encamped with the Ganges, at its rear — a fatal tactical error. The battle which occurred is one of the most remarkable in the history of the world, and has yet its lessons for Indian strategists. It is perfectly clear that fourteen years in the Indian plains and unlimited indulgence in all the luxuries of the prostrate land had enervated the Mughal troops to a degree such as we...

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