An Introduction to Latin Prose Composition: With a Complete Course of Exercises, Illustrative of All the Important Principles of Latin Syntax

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Harper & brothers, 1845 - Latin language - 327 pages

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Page 17 - Any Verb may have the same Case after it as before it, when both words refer to the same thing; as, Ego sum discipulus, I am a scholar. Tu vocäris Joannes, Той are named John. ”lia incldit regina, She walks as a queen.
Page 74 - Agitation of mind is natural' to us. Fame is never equal to thy labor. The system-' of the Cynics is unfriendly' to modesty*, without which there can be nothing right, nothing virtuous'. It is easy for an innocent (man) to find words ; it is difficult for a miserable (man) to observe-
Page 276 - Caninius, that no* crime' was committed' in his consulship. Brutus created for his own colleague-' Valerius, by whose aid* he had expelled' the kings. My father Hamilcar went into Spain (as) commander™ when I was a little boy, not more
Page 285 - Alba being committed to Numitor, a desire seized Romulus and Remus to build a city on the spot where they had been exposed and brought up. And there was an overflowing population of Albans and of Latins. The shepherds too had come into that design, and all these readily inspired hopes, that Alba and Lavinium would be but petty places in comparison with the city which they intended to build. But ambition of the sovereignty, the bane of...
Page 28 - If no nominative come between the relative and the verb, the relative is the nominative to the verb ; but when a nominative intervenes, the relative is governed by the verb, or some other word in the sentence.
Page 272 - He is a fool, who, when he is going to buy" a horse, does not examine' (the animal) itself, but its housing' and bridle'*. Arsanes ravages Cilicia with fire and sword', that he may make a desert for the enemy ; he spoils-' whatever* can be of use* (to the enemy,) intending to leave the soil, which he could not
Page 181 - ... have been led to execution, by the command of the consul, (and) that destruction, which you have been long devising against all of us, should have been turned against yourself. The army might- have been destroyed, if any one had dared to conquer. If men apply reason to fraud and malice, it would have been better that it had not been given, than given, to the human race. What condition would it not have been desirable to accept, rather than abandon our country? When it would have become them to...
Page 161 - I dictated," ie to my amanuensis. In writing letters, the Romans used the imperfect tense, to denote what was going on at the time when they wrote, putting themselves, as it were, in the place of the person who recened the letter, and using the tense which would be proper when it came to his hands. — Post fanum putre Vacunce. " Behind the mouldering fane of Vacuna.
Page 111 - A good name is better than riches. (It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to flay them.) Taxation should be imposed with due discretion.
Page 259 - Chrysippus has neatly said, as (he has said) many things, that he who runs in a stadium ought to strive and contend, as much as he can, to conquer, but ought by no means to trip up him with whom he is contending.

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