Dio's Roman History, Volume 4

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W. Heinemann, 1916 - Roman law
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Page 505 - I Vol. CICERO : DE FINIBUS. Trans, by H. Rackham. i Vol. CICERO : DE OFFICIIS. Trans, by Walter Miller, i Vol. CICERO: LETTERS TO ATTICUS. Trans, by EO Winstedt. Vols I and II. CONFESSIONS OF ST. AUGUSTINE. Trans, by W. Watts (1631). 2 Vols. HORACE: ODES AND EPODES. Trans, by CE Bennett. 1 Vol. OVID: HEROIDES AND AMORES. Trans, by Grant Showerman. I Vol. OVID : METAMORPHOSES. Trans, by FJ Miller. 2 Vols. PETRONIUS. Trans, by M. Heseltine ; SENECA : APOCOLOCYNTOSIS.
Page 505 - APULEIUS : THE GOLDEN Ass (METAMORPHOSES). W. Adlington (1566). Revised by S. Gaselee.
Page 506 - PHILOSTRATUS : THE LIFE OF APOLLONIUS OF TYANA. Trans, by FC Conybeare. 2 Vols. PINDAR. Trans, by Sir JE Sandys.
Page 465 - But you were consul, respected sir (for I will address you as though you were present), and it was neither proper nor permissible for you as such to speak in such a way in the Forum, hard by the rostra, with all of us present, and to cause us both to behold your remarkable body, so corpulent and...
Page 419 - Parilia;[6] and to win the favor of the populace he provided for it at his private expense on the ground that it concerned him because of his family. At this time out of fear of Antony he brought into the theatre neither Caesar's gilded chair nor his crown set with precious stones, though it was permitted by decree. [-7-] When, however, a certain star through all those days appeared in the north toward evening, some called it a comet, and said that it indicated the usual occurrences...
Page 467 - ... a curse upon the very name of monarch and furthermore upon that of dictator as the most similar? Did we command you to appoint any one tyrant, we who repulsed Pyrrhus from Italy, who drove back Antiochus beyond the Taurus, who put an end to the tyranny even in Macedonia? No, by the rods of Valerius and the law of Porcius, no, by the leg of Horatius and the hand of Mucius, no, by the spear of Decius and the sword of Brutus!
Page 411 - ... was rent on both sides from his shoulders and fell to his feet. This event of itself not only had no significance as forecasting any good fortune, but displeased the spectators considerably because it had happened in his first putting on the garb of a man: it occurred to Octavius to say: "I shall put the whole senatorial dignity beneath my feet"; and the outcome proved in accordance with his words. Caesar founded great hopes upon him as a result of this, introduced him into the class of patricians...
Page 303 - they decided .... in order that the city should neither be without officials in his absence nor, again, by attempting to choose some on its own responsibility, fall into strife, that the magistrates should be appointed in advance for three years, this being the length of time they thought necessary for the campaign. Nevertheless they did not designate them all beforehand.
Page 487 - ... is proper and necessary to treat by heralds in advance, but upon citizens who are at all guilty you should inflict punishment straightway, by trying them in court if you can get them under the power of your votes, and by warring against them if you find them in arms. All such are slaves of you and of the people and of the laws, whether they wish it or not ; and it is not fitting either to coddle them or to put them on an equal footing with the highest class of free persons, but to pursue and...
Page 467 - ... nature of his language when he approached the rostra, and the style of his behavior when he had ascended it. But when a man who is a Roman and a consul has dared to name any one King of the Romans in the Roman Forum, close to the rostra of liberty, in the presence of the entire people and the entire senate, and straightway to set the diadem upon his head and further to affirm falsely in the hearing of us all that we ourselves bade him say and do this, what most outrageous deed will that man not...

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