Selections from Viri Romae

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Allyn and Bacon, 1892 - Latin language - 297 pages
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Page 152 - Sabines that if they would give her what they wore on their left arms she would let them into the citadel.
Page 108 - Sabims : see Vocab. under triumpho. The triumph was a solemn procession in which a victorious general entered the city in a four-horse chariot, preceded by the captives and spoils taken in war, and followed by his troops. For a vivid description of a triumph, see Macaulay, Lays of Ancient Rome, Prophecy of Capys, 224-268. murum lapideum : according to Livy, he was on the point of building the wall, when he was interrupted by a war with the Sabines, and his successor Servius carried out the plan....
Page 112 - When the oldest cask is opened, And the largest lamp is lit ; When the chestnuts glow in the embers, And the kid turns on the spit ; When young and old in circle Around the firebrands close ; When the girls are weaving baskets, And the lads are shaping bows ; LXX When the goodman mends his armor, And trims his helmet's plume ; When the goodwife's shuttle merrily Goes flashing through the loom ; With weeping and with laughter Still is the story told, How well Horatius kept the bridge In the brave...
Page 111 - As the first class contained 80 centuries, this with the 18 centuries of knights, which voted before the first class, cast a majority of the votes. Thus the political power was in the hands of the rich. 25. lam tum : 'Even in those early days.' Dianae Ephesiae fanum : the temple of Diana at Ephesus was one of the
Page 114 - ... plŽbis, tribune of the people. Tribunes were first appointed in 494 BC, after the first secession to the Sacred Mount. At first there were but two ; afterwards the number was increased to five, and finally to ten. They were originally appointed to afford protection to the common people; and that they might be able to afford such protection, their persons were declared sacred and inviolable. They gradually acquired the right of vetoing any act which a magistrate might undertake during his term...
Page 28 - Rome. corium, -1, n., skin, hide. Cornelius, -a, the name of a Roman gens which contained a number of distinguished families. See Cinna, Lentulus, Scipio, Sulla. To this gens belonged Cornelia, -ae, f., Cornelia, the daughter of Scipio Africanus the elder, and mother of the Gracchi.
Page 16 - Rebilus, who held the consulship for a few hours in 45 BC See p. 84. canis, -Is, m. and f., dog. Cannae, -arum, f...
Page 53 - Cuius viri si examinentur cum virtutibus vitia, haud facile sit dictu, utrum bello melior, an pace perniciosior fuerit; namque quam 15 rem publicam armatus servavit, earn primo togatus omni genere fraudis, postremo armis hostiliter evertit.
Page 95 - Aceording to Lewis (On the Credibility of Early Roman History), a trustworthy history of Rome does not begin until the war with Pyrrhus. In this statement he undoubtedly goes too far; but the history of the period before the destruction of the city by the Gauls in 390 BC, while it narrates some historical facts, cannot be accepted as genuine in the form in which it has come down to us. For an excellent discussion of the historical value of these legends, see Ihne's Early Rome. Page 1. 1. Proca :...
Page 105 - I, a., disturb, stir, move, shake ; disturb ; rouse, excite. solum, adv., alone, only, merely. nun solum . . . sed etiam, not only . . . but also. solus, -a, -um, adj., alone, only, single. sole ; solitary, forsaken. solvo, -ere, solvi, solutum, [se + luo], 3, a., loosen, unbind ; untie, let down ; release ; set sail; divide ; pay. somnium, -i, [somnus], n., dream ; fancy.

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