Select orations of Cicero: with English notes, critical and explanatory, and historical, geographical, and legal indexes

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Harper & Brothers, 1845 - 518 pages
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Page 54 - Atqui 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.
Page 122 - ... solos sapientes esse, si distortissimi sint, formosos ; si mendicissimi, divites ; si servitutem serviant, reges : nos autem, qui sapientes non sumus, fugitivos, exsules, hostes, insanos denique esse dicunt : omnia peccata esse paria : omne delictum scelus esse nefarium, nee minus delinquere eum, qui gallum gallinaceum, cum opus non fuerit, quam eum, qui patrem suffocaverit : sapientem nihil opinari, nullius rei paenitere, nulla in re falli, sententiam mutare numquam.
Page xxix - Dr. B. The attendants, as soon as the soldiers appeared, prepared themselves for action, being resolved to defend their master's life at the hazard of their own ; but Cicero commanded them to set down the...
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 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 201 - The Saturnalia or festival of Saturn, was the most celebrated in the Roman Calendar. It took place in the month of December, beginning on the .7th and lasting for several days. At first it was for one day, afterward for three, (which was the case in Cicero's time,) and by the order of Caligula for five days. During its continuance, all orders were devoted to mirth and feasting, friends sent presents to one another, and the slaves were entertained, and even waited upon by their masters.
Page 179 - On each couch there were commonly three. They lay with the upper part of the body reclined on the left arm, the head a little raised, the back supported by cushions, (pnlvini, v. -illi). and the limbs stretched out at full length, or a little bent...
Page 338 - Octavius, one of his own lieutenants, whom he sent to take the command. Octavius went in among the besieged, and fought on their side ; a circumstance, says Plutarch, which rendered Pompey not only odious but ridiculous. Metellus, however, pursued his operations, till he took the pirates, and put them all to death. As for Octavius, he exposed him in the camp as an object of contempt, and loaded him with reproaches, after which he dismissed him. (Plut. Vit. Pomp. c. 29.) 3. Apparavit. "Prepared for.

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