Classical biography

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for William Creech; and T. Cadell, jun. & W. Davies, 1800 - Classical biography - 414 pages
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Page 109 - Tribune would not suffer him to speak, or to do any thing more, than barely take the oath ; declaring, that he who had put citizens to death unheard, ought not to be permitted to speak for himself...
Page 93 - ... bowels out of his body, but himself still alive and able to look at them, they all stood in horror. The physician went to him, and would have put in his bowels, which were not pierced, and sewed up the wound; but Cato. recovering himself, and understanding the intention, thrust away the physician, plucked out his own bowels, and tearing open the wound, immediately expired.
Page 63 - He no fooner arrived at the city however, than he fell, as he tells us, into the very flame of civil difcord, and E P...
Page 122 - ... Leucopetra; and, after a second attempt, with no better success, was forced to repose himself in the villa of his friend Valerius, and wait for the opportunity of a fair wind *. Here the principal inhabitants of the country came to pay him their compliments : some of them fresh from Rome, who brought great news of an unexpected turn of affairs there, towards a general pacification ; that Antony seemed disposed to...
Page 128 - Those in which he took the most pleasure and usually spent some part of every year, were his Tusculum, Antium, Astura, Arpinum; his Formian, Cuman, Puteolan, and Pompeian villas, all of them large enough for the reception not only of his own family but of his friends and numerous guests, many of whom of the first quality used to pass several days with him in their excursions from Rome. But besides these that may properly be reckoned seats, with large plantations and gardens around them, he had several...
Page 107 - Catiline by a profound diffimulation , and the conftant profeflions of his innocence, ftill deceived many of all ranks; reprefenting the whole as the fiction of his enemy Cicero, and offering to give fecurity for his behaviour, and to deliver himfelf to the cuftody of any whom the Senate would name ; of M.
Page 70 - ... ambassadors at Rome, and in great credit with Ptolemy, the father, were deputed to this office. But no sooner did they come before Achillas, than without giving them a hearing, or enquiring after the message they brought, he ordered them to be seized and put to death. One was killed upon the spot; and the other, having received a dangerous wound, was carried off for dead by his attendants. Upon hearing this, Caesar took care to secure the king's person, the authority of whose name would authorise...
Page 112 - A little before his retreat, he took a small statue of Minerva, which had long been reverenced in his family as a kind of tutelar deity, and carrying it to the capitol, placed it in the temple of Jupiter, under the title of Minerva, the guardian of the city'.
Page 104 - ... of Pompey, he proposed a second law, that Pompey, who was then in Cilicia, extinguishing the remains of the piratic war, should have the government of Asia added to his commission, with the command of the Mithridatic war, and of all the Roman armies in those parts;};.
Page 370 - ... diminishing every moment, and the havoc was constantly increasing, as we were within range of the rapid firers. The admiral therefore called the second and third officers and the lieutenants who were in his immediate vicinity, and it was agreed that there was no other recourse than to beach the ship, in order to prevent her from falling into the hands of the enemy and to save the crew, for which reason, putting her to starboard, the ship was run ashore about 5 miles from the mouth of the harbor....

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