Selections from Viri Romae ...: notes ...

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Allyn & Bacon, 1894
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Page 113 - 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 80 - ... coniuratio in Ciceronem et Antonium consules incidisset, quorum alter industria rem patefecit, alter manu oppressit. tanti sceleris indicium per Fulviam emersit, vilissimum scortum, sed patriciis innocentius.
Page 75 - Cyrum ultima valitudine mandasse quaedam de funere suo, aspernatus tam lentum mortis genus subitam sibi celeremque optaverat...
Page 116 - ... 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 of office.
Page 71 - Caesaris, quod nutante in fugam exercitu, rapto fugientis e manu scuto, in primam volitans aciem proelium restituit. Idem alio proelio legionis aquiliferum, ineundae fugae causa iam conversum, faucibus comprehensum in contrariam partem detraxit dextram- 25 que ad hostem tendens, "Quorsum tu,
Page 55 - ... adiecit. Civis quidam innoxius, cui fundus in agro Albano erat, cum legens proscriptorum nomina se quoque videret adscriptum, " Vae," inquit, " misero mihi ! me fundus Albanus persequitur.
Page 5 - Mariis sacerdotes legit, qui ancilia, secreta quaedam imperii pignora, quae e coelo delapsa esse putabantur, ferre per urbem canentes et rite saltantes solebant. Annum in duodecim menses ad cursum lunae descripsit ; nefastos fastosque dies fecit ; portas Jano gemino aedificavit, ut esset index pacis et belli ; nam apertus, in armis esse civitatem, clausus, pacatos circa omnes populos, significabat.
Page 77 - Caesarem ad evertendam rem publicam sobrium accessisse. Armorum et equitandi peritissimus, laboris ultra fidem patiens ; in agmine nonnumquam equo, saepius pedibus anteibat, capite detecto, seu sol, seu imber erat. Longissimas vias incredibili celeritate...
Page 7 - Curiatiis haud procul ab sese abesse. In eum magno impetu redit, et dum Albanus exercitus inclamat Curiatiis, ut opem ferant fratri, iam Horatius eum occiderat. Alterum deinde, priusquam 15 tertius posset consequi, interfecit. Iam singull supererant, sed nee spe nee viribus pares. Alter erat intactus ferro et geminata victoria ferox ; alter fessum vulnere, fessum cursu trahebat corpus.

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