Cicero of Arpinum: A Political and Literary Biography Being a Contribution to the History of Ancient Civilization and a Guide to the Study of Cicero's Writings

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Yale University Press, 1914 - Rome - 487 pages
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Page 231 - ... Luca. There Caesar took exception to my motion in many respects, — since at Ravenna also, before that, he had seen Crassus, who had roused his hot indignation against me. It was common knowledge that Pompey was greatly annoyed at my proposal, as I had been told by others, but most particularly by my brother. When Pompey met him in Sardinia a few days after he had left Luca he said, " You are the very man I want to see ! nothing could have happened more opportunely ! Unless you remonstrate seriously...
Page 20 - Eumenidet, ibid. 270, 271. unde sibi, si non ' populi et reges,' at omnes sui cives consilium expetant, Suarum rerum incerti ; quos ego mea ope ex Incertis certos, compotesque consili Dimitto, ut ne res temere tractent turbidas. 200 Est enim sine dubio domus iurisconsulti totius oraculum civitatis. Testis est huiusce Q. Mucii ianua et vestibulum, quod in eius infirmissima valetudine, affectaque iam aetate, maxima quotidie frequentia civium, ac summorum hominum splendore celebratur.
Page 10 - It has been reported to us, that there are men who have established a new kind of instruction (disciplinae) with whom young people meet to form classes (in ludum) ; that they have dubbed themselves Latin Rhetors; that these youths are loafing for whole days at a time.
Page 165 - Nunc ea, Torquato quae quondam et consule Cotta Lydius ediderat Tyrrhenae gentis haruspex, omnia fixa tuus glomerans determinat annus. nam pater altitonans stellanti nixus Olympo ipse suos quondam tumulos ac templa petivit et Capitolinis iniecit sedibus ignis, tum species ex acre vetus venerataque1 Nattae concidit, elapsaeque vetusto numine leges, et divom simulacra peremit fulminis ardor.
Page 59 - ... audience laugh at the discomfiture of his opponents at the bar : " Do not the very pate and eyebrows of Chaerea closely shaven seem to be redolent of meanness and proclaim his cunning? Does he not from the very nails of his toes to the crown of his head, if the speechless physical person affords an inference to men, seem to consist wholly of cheating, of tricks, of lies; who has his head and eyebrows always shaven for this reason, that he might not be said to own as much as a hair of a good man...
Page 167 - ... haec tardata diu species multumque morata consule te tandem celsa est in sede locata; atque una fixi ac signati temporis hora luppiter excelsa clarabat sceptra corona, et clades patriae flamma ferroque parata vocibus Allobrogum patribus populoque patebat.
Page 43 - ... de capite suo priore loco causam esse dicturum. Dolabella (quem ad modum solent homines nobiles ; seu recte seu perperam facere coeperunt, ita in utroque excellunt, ut nemo nostro loco natus assequi possit) iniuriam facere fortissime perseverat ; aut satis dare aut sponsionem iubet facere, et interea recusantes nostros advocatos acerrime submoveri.
Page 428 - ... he knew when he launched that terrible diatribe, that no truce or peace could ever be made between the new dynast and himself. The entire course of Antony's life is set forth, from boyhood on. It is a relation of early corruption, unnatural vice, by which he gained the means of monstrous expenditure, defiance of laws, vassalage to Caesar, intermingled with fits of defiant independence; the ignobler side of his social habits, camaraderie with buffoons and actresses, insane squandering of incredible...
Page 34 - II leiunas igitur huius multiplicis et aequabiliter in omnia genera fusae orationis aures civitatis accepimus easque nos primi, quicumque eramus et quantulumcumque dicebamus, ad huius generis audiendi incredibilia studia convertimus.
Page 262 - ... declared to be necessary to cleanse the state from pollution ; a man who, as Lucius Lucullus stated on oath that he had ascertained after an investigation, had committed foul incest with his own sister ; a man who by the weapons of slaves had expatriated a citizen whom the Senate, the people of Rome, and all nations had declared to be the preserver of the city and the life of the citizens ; a man who had bestowed and taken away thrones...

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