Select Orations of Cicero

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Harper & brothers, 1841 - Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin - 518 pages
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Page 52 - Quare quis tandem me reprehendat aut quis mihi iure suscenseat si, quantum ceteris ad suas res obeundas, quantum ad festos dies ludorum celebrandos, quantum ad alias voluptates et ad ipsam requiem animi et corporis conceditur temporum, quantum alii tribuunt tempestivis conviviis, quantum denique alveolo, quantum pilae, tantum mihi egomet ad haec studia recolenda sumpsero?
Page 54 - Atque sic a summis hominibus eruditissimisque accepimus, ceterarum rerum studia et doctrina et praeceptis et arte constare; poe'tam natura ipsa valere et mentis viribus excitari et quasi divino quodam spiritu inflari. Qua re suo iure noster ille Ennius sanctos appellat poe'tas, quod quasi deorum aliquo dono atque munere commendati nobis esse videantur.
Page 53 - Atque idem ego contendo, cum ad naturam eximiam atque illustrem accesserit ratio quaedam conformatioque doctrinae, tum illud nescio quid praeclarum ac singulare solere exsistere. Ex hoc esse hunc numero, quem patres nostri viderunt, divinum hominem Africanum; ex hoc C Laelium, L.
Page 54 - ... haec studia adolescentiam alunt, senectutem oblectant, secundas res ornant, adversis perfugium ac solatium praebent, 'delectant domi, non impediunt foris, pernoctant nobiscum, peregrinantur, rusticantur.
Page 163 - A silver eagle, with expanded wings, on the top of a spear, sometimes holding a thunderbolt in its claws, with the figure of a small chapel above it, Dio. xl. 18., was the common standard of the legion, at least after the time of Marius, for before that the figures of other animals were used, Plin.
Page 121 - Again, is there not a caution likewise to be given of the doctrines of moralities themselves, some kinds of them, lest they make men too...
Page 179 - ... behind the back of the second, and his feet behind the back of the third, with a pillow between each. The head of the second was opposite to the breast of the first, so that if he wanted to speak to him, especially if the thing was to be secret, he was obliged to lean upon his bosom : thus John xiii.

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