Dio's Rome: An Historical Narrative Originally Composed in Greek During the Reigns of Septimus Severus, Geta and Caracalla, Macrinus, Elagabalus and Alexander Severus: and Now Presented in English Form, Volume 6

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Pafraets Book Company, 1906 - Rome
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Page 109 - He — 4 — accordingly became a source of fear to us ; for he was encamped with a large army over against not Mesopotamia only but Syria also and boasted that he would win back everything that the ancient Persians had once held, as far as the Grecian Sea. It was, he said, his rightful inheritance from his forefathers.
Page 100 - Asia, revelling in company with four hundred male attendants, who were equipped with thyrsi and fawn skins, and did no harm. The fact was admitted by all those who lived in Thrace at the time that lodgings and all provisions for it were provided at public expense. And no one dared to oppose it, either by word or by deed — no governor, no soldier, no procurator, no heads of provinces — but proceeding as if in a daylight procession prescribed by proclamation, to the confines of Bithynia.
Page 152 - Quintius, in spite of the fact that he was a poor man and at the time was engaged in tilling with his own hands the little piece of ground which was his sole possession : for in...
Page 113 - I have been anxious to be equally perfect in both respects so far as was possible. I will begin at the point where I have obtained the clearest accounts of what is reported to have taken place in this land which we inhabit. This territory in which the city of Rome has been built (Mai, p.
Page 239 - Syracusans power to lift stones large enough to load a wagon and, hurling them one after the other, to sink the ships. When Marcellus withdrew them a bow-shot, the old man constructed a kind of hexagonal mirror, and at an interval proportionate to the size of the mirror he set similar small mirrors with four edges, moved by links and by a form of hinge, and made it the centre of the sun's beams — its noon-tide beam, whether in summer or in mid-winter. Afterwards, when the beams were reflected in...
Page 154 - Now the celebration of the triumph was somewhat as follows. When any great success, worthy of a triumph, had been gained, the general was immediately saluted as Imperator by the soldiers, and he would bind sprigs of laurel upon the fasces and deliver them to the messengers who announced the victory to the city. On arriving home he would assemble the senate and ask to have the triumph voted him. And if he obtained a vote from the senate and from the people, his title of imperator was confirmed. If...
Page 156 - ... the treasury; if anything was left over, they would spend it for temples, porticos or some other public work. After these ceremonies the triumphant general would mount his chariot. Now this chariot did not resemble one used in games or in war, but was fashioned in the shape of a round tower. And he would not be alone in the chariot, but if he had children or relatives, he would make the girls and the infant male children get up beside him in it and place the older ones upon the horses — outriggers...
Page 109 - Of this district, as also of Parthia, he acquired no small portion, partly by force and partly by intimidation, and then] marched against Armenia. Here he suffered a reverse at the hands of the natives, some Medes, and the children of Artabanus, and either fled (as some say) or (as others assert) retired to prepare a larger expedition.
Page 245 - ... Masinissa joined the Romans and took up arms against the Carthaginians and Syphax. This version, of which Livy is ignorant, is most improbable, and, in fact, Masinissa now met Sophoniba for the first time. After praising her beauty and musical and literary gifts, Dio adds that ' she was so charming that the mere sight of her or even the sound of her voice sufficed to vanquish every one, even the most indifferent '. 12.
Page 13 - No longer is any resource, either just or unjust, left to us," he replied, exhibiting his sword: ' ' Cheer up, mother : for, as long as we have this, money is not going to fail us.

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