Social life at Rome in the age of Cicero, Volume 4

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Macmillan, 1909 - History - 362 pages
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Page 155 - Odi et amo. Quare id faciam, fortasse requiris. Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.
Page 246 - Toto itidem pariterque die, populusque patresque lactare indu foro se omnes, decedere nusquam, Uni se atque eidem studio omnes dedere et arti, Verba dare ut caute possint, pugnare dolose, Blanditia certare, bonum simulare vimm se Insidias facere, ut si hostes sint omnibus omnes1.
Page 350 - ... donee ad haec tempora quibus nee vitia nostra nee remedia pati possumus perventum est.
Page 187 - Discunt in partes centum diducere. Dicat Filius Albini : si de quincunce remota est Uncia, quid superat ? Poteras dixisse.
Page 201 - I have begun practising declamation in Greek with Cassius ; in Latin I like having my practice with Bruttius. My intimate friends and daily company are those whom Cratippus brought with him from Mitylene — good scholars, of whom he has the highest opinion. I also see a great deal of Epicrates, the leading man at Athens, and Leonides, and other men of that sort.
Page 179 - He farther acquaints us, that he wrote histories for him with his own hand, in large characters, that without stirring out of his father's house, he might gain a knowledge of the great actions of the ancient Romans and of the customs of his country.
Page 351 - Seek not the better age in a fabled island of the west. It is here and now with us. The child already born in Italy will inaugurate it and live in it. The period upon which Italy is now entering more than fulfils in real life the dream of a Golden Age perpetuated in a distant or fabulous island. The marvels which are told of that island are being realised now in Italy under the new order...
Page 44 - All gains made by hired laborers are dishonorable and base, for what we buy of them is their labor not their artistic skill; with them the very gain itself does but increase the slavishness of the work. All retail dealing too may be put in the same category, for the dealer will gain nothing except by profuse lying and nothing is more disgraceful than untruthful huckstering.
Page 144 - She lived in the atrium, and was not shut away in a woman's chamber; she nursed her own children and brought them up; she had entire control of the female slaves who were her maids; she took her meals with her husband, but sitting, not reclining, and abstaining from wine; in all practical matters she was consulted, and only on questions political or intellectual was she expected to be silent. When she went out arrayed in the graceful stola matronalis, she was treated with respect, and the passers-by...
Page 136 - Farreus, was partaken of by bride and bridegroom, in the presence of the Pontifex Maximus, the Flamen Dialis, and ten other witnesses. At such a ceremony the auspices had of course been taken, and apparently a victim was also slain, and offered probably to Ceres, the skin of which was stretched over two seats (settae), on which the bride and bridegroom had to sit.

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