Cicero: Ten Orations and Selected Letters

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American book Company, 1912 - Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin - 310 pages

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Page 5 - ... period. The source of each illustration is accurately indicated. ^| The aim of this edition has been helpfulness toward an appreciation of Cicero and of his literary work and the exclusion of borrowed or original erudition. Such help as seemed to be required by the ordinary student is freely given, but the smoothing out of difficulties which the pupil may reasonably be expected to conquer by himself has been avoided. Grammatical principles are enunciated as far as possible, and references to...
Page 33 - Romulus et ipse turba fugientium actus arma ad caelum tollens "luppiter, tuis" inquit " iussus avibus hic in Palatio prima urbi fundamenta ieci. Arcem iam scelere emptam Sabini habent ; 5 inde hue armati superata media valle tendunt; at tu, pater deum hominumque, hinc saltem arce hostes, deme terrorem Romanis fugamque foedam siste. Hic 6 ego tibi templum Statori lovi, quod monumentum sit posteris tua praesenti ope servatam urbem esse, voveo.
Page 145 - Most potent, grave, and reverend signiors, My very noble and approved good masters, — That I have ta'en away this old man's daughter, It is most true ; true, I have married her ; The very head and front of my offending Hath this extent, no more. Rude am I in my speech, And little bless'd with the soft phrase of peace ; For since these arms of mine had seven years...
Page 35 - Sed iuventutem, quam, ut supra diximus, inlexerat, multis modis mala facinora edocebat. ex illis testes signatoresque falsos commodare ; fidem, fortunas, pericula vilia habere, post, ubi eorum famam atque pudorem adtriverat, maiora alia imperabat; si causa peccandi in praesens minus suppetebat, nihilo minus insontis sicuti sontis circumvenire, iugulare : scilicet, ne per otium torpescerent...
Page 44 - ... Gymnasium 64 (1957) 131. See RG Austin (Aen. 2.21) on the epic mannerism in the following in eum locum (55.5). quod Tullianum appellatur: after Ennius, eg Ann. 409, Sc. 345V, attraction of the relative where the predicative noun is a name is attested only in prose. See Kuhner-Stegmann, i.38f. The career, between the Temple of Concord and the Curia at the foot of the Capitol, consisted of several rooms, of which the Tullianum was the death-chamber. No satisfactory explanation of the name Tullianum...
Page 50 - HISTORY OF ROMAN LITERATURE. From the Earliest Period to the Death of Marcus Aurelius. With Chronological Tables, etc., for the use of Students.
Page 42 - ... been built by Numa. It was a small rectangular structure, with two side walls and double doors at each end, and was made of bronze. Its gates were opened in time of war and closed in time of peace. It was on the north side of the Forum, near the Curia. No remains of it are known. The Basilica Iulia.
Page 42 - Julurna, to commemorate the appearance of Castor and Pollux there after the battle of Lake Regillus, as messengers of victory. It was restored several times, but with greatest magnificence by Tiberius. The temple was Corinthian, with eleven columns on a side. Three columns on the east side are standing, which are regarded as perhaps the finest architectural remains in Rome. They belong probably to a restoration of the time of Trajan or Hadrian. In this temple were kept the standard weights and measures,...
Page 267 - Animum vincere, iracundiam cohibere, victo temperare, adversarium nobilitate, ingenio, virtute praestantem non modo extollere iacentem, sed etiam amplificare eius pristinam dignitatem, haec qui facit, non ego eum cum summis viris comparo, sed simillimum deo iudico.
Page 46 - ... Demosthenes and the so-called Asiatic floridity of his rival Hortensius. Ancient rhetoricians classified him as belonging to the Rhodian school of eloquence. He looked upon gesture and action as essential elements of the orator's power and had studied them carefully from the artists of the theater. He would have the action and bearing of the speaker to be such that even the distant spectator, too far off to hear, should " know that there was Roscius on the stage.

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