The Scriptores Historiae Augustae, Volume 1

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W. Heinemann, 1922 - Emperors
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The translation of the biographies from Antoninus Pius to Pescennius Niger and from the Maximini to Maximus and Balbinus inclusive furnished by Mr. Ainsworth O'Brien-Moore, the Latin text of the first six biographies has been supplied by Miss Susan H. Ballou.
 

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Page xxxii - for the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first two decades of the twentieth to
Page 82 - vagula blandula hospes comesque corporis, quae nunc abibis in loca pallidula rigida nudula ? nee ut soles dabis iocos ! 10
Page 52 - Famae Celebris Hadrianus tarn cupidus fuit ut libros vitae suae scriptos a se libertis suis litteratis dederit, iubens ut eos suis nominibus publicarent. nam et Phlegontis libri Hadriani esse dicuntur.
Page 34 - ipse quoque inter manipula vitam militarem magistrans, cibis etiam castrensibus in propatulo libenter utens, hoc est larido cáseo et posea, exemple Scipionis Aemiliani et Metelli et auctoris sui Traiani, multos praemiis nonnullos honoribus donans, ut ferre possent ea quae asperius
Page 419 - He forbade conversion to Judaism under heavy penalties and enacted a similar law in regard to the Christians. He then gave the Alexandrians the privilege of a local senate, for they were still without any public council, just as they had been under their
Page 19 - showed the spirit of rebellion. Whereupon he relinquished all the conquests east of the Euphrates and the Tigris, following, as he used to say, the example of Cato, who urged that the Macedonians, because they could not be held as subjects, should be declared free and independent.
Page 83 - was marvellously constructed, and he actually gave to parts of it the names of provinces and places of the greatest renown, calling them, for instance, Lyceum, Academia, Prytaneum, Canopus, Poecile and Tempe. And in order not to omit anything, he even made a Hades. The premonitions of his death were as follows : On
Page 387 - He had meanwhile lost his wife, and now, wishing to take another, he made inquiries about the horoscopes of marriageable women, being himself no mean astrologer ; and when he learned that there was a woman in Syria whose horoscope predicted that she would wed a king
Page 229 - He had brought with him, too, players of the harp and the flute, actors and jesters from the mimes, jugglers, and any kind of slave whose entertainment had amused him in Syria and Alexandria, and in such numbers, indeed, that he seemed to have concluded a war, not against Parthians, but against actors.
Page 183 - was their advice that the gladiator should be killed and that Faustina should bathe in his blood and thus couch with her husband. When this was done, the passion was indeed allayed, but their son Commodus was born a gladiator, not really a prince ; for afterwards as emperor he fought almost a thousand gladiatorial bouts before the eyes of the people,

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