The History of Rome, Oplag 11,Bind 1

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John Smith, 1831
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Side 251 - Gravissimus auctor in Originibus dixit Cato, morem apud majores hunc epularum fuisse, ut deinceps, qui accubarent, canerent ad tibiam clarorum virorum laudes atque virtutes. Ex quo perspicuum est, et cantus tum fuisse rescriptos vocum sonis, et carmina.
Side 256 - A stranger to the unity which characterizes the most perfect of Greek poems it divides itself into sections, answering to the adventures in the Lay of the Niebelungen ; and should any one ever have the boldness to think of restoring it in a poetical form, he would commit a great mistake in selecting any other than that of this noble work.
Side 320 - But all, however different in rank and consequence, were entitled to paternal protection from the patron : he was bound to relieve their distress, to appear for them in court, to expound the law to them, civil and pontifical. On the other hand, the clients were obliged to be heartily dutiful and obedient to their patron, to promote his honour, to pay his mulcts and fines, to aid him jointly with the members of his house in bearing...
Side 127 - Thessalian penesta?, whom they employed in task-work, and without whom their colossal works could hardly have been achieved The works of the Etruscans, the very ruins of which astonish us, cannot, it is perfectly evident, have been executed in small states without task-masters and bondmen. But we must not overlook the great superiority of the Etruscan rulers in this point to the Egyptian. All their works...
Side 217 - He therefore caused Numitor's son to be murdered, and appointed Silvia, his daughter, one of the vestal virgins. Amulius had no children, or at least only one daughter ; so that the race of Anchises and Aphrodite seemed on the point of expiring, when the love of a God prolonged it, in opposition to the ordinances of man, and gave it a lustre worthy of its origin. Silvia had gone into the sacred grove to draw water from the spring for the service of the temple : the sun quenched its rays : the sight...
Side 197 - Where the lake now lies, there once stood a great city. Here, when Jesus Christ came into Italy, He begged alms. None took compassion on Him but an old woman, who gave Him two handfuls of meal. He bade her leave the city : she obeyed : the city instantly sank ; and the lake rose in its place.
Side 52 - ... root. This fallacy escaped detection among the ancients, perhaps because they admitted many races of men originally different. They who do not recognise such a plurality, but ascend to a single pair of ancestors, betray that they have no idea of languages and their modifications, unless they...
Side 104 - Sabellian mountaineers, but especially of the Sabines and the four northern cantons ; and they preserved it long after the virtues of ancient times had disappeared at Rome from the hearts and demeanour of men.
Side 128 - ... into the valley of the A. is charming. In ancient times, the Etruscans erected here extensive works of hydraulic architecture, long before any other Italian nation had arrived at such a degree of civilization. Niebuhr, in his Roman History, division Tuscans anil Etruscans, says as follows : — " The greatest part of Tuscany is mountainous.
Side xiii - When a historian is reviving former times, the interest in them and sympathy with them will be the deeper, the greater the events he has witnessed with a bleeding or a rejoicing heart.

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