History of Rome: Early history to the burning of Rome by the Gauls

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Page 288 - Nostrae, inquit, con- 15 tra duodecim tabulae cum perpaucas res capite sanxissent, in his hanc quoque sanciendam putaverunt, si quis occentavisset sive carmen condidisset, quod infamiam faceret flagitiumve alteri.
Page 151 - Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him: The evil that men do lives after them, The good is oft interred with their bones; So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus Hath told you Caesar was ambitious; If it were so, it was a grievous fault, And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it.
Page 200 - It was a sad and solemn sight to see this train of noble ladies, and the very Volscian soldiers stood in silence as they passed by, and pitied them and honoured them. They found Caius sitting on the general's seat, in the midst of the camp, and the Volscian chiefs were standing round him. When he first saw them he wondered what it could be ; but presently he knew his mother, who was walking at the head of the train, and then he could not contain himself, but leapt down from his seat, and ran to meet...
Page 11 - Pool : when all on a sudden there arose a dreadful storm, and all was as dark as night ; and the rain, and thunder, and lightning were so terrible, that all the people fled from the field, and ran to their several homes. At last the storm was over, and they came back to the Field of Mars, but Romulus was nowhere to be found ; for Mars, his father, had carried him up to heaven in his chariot.
Page 105 - ... took up arms, and they set a guard at the gates, that none might go out to carry the tidings to Tarquinius, and they followed Lucius to Rome. There, too, all the people came together, and the crier summoned them to assemble before the tribune of the Celeres, for Lucius held that office. And Lucius spoke to them of all the tyranny of Tarquinius and his sons, and of the wicked deed of Sextus. And the people in their curia...
Page 7 - Romulus found that his people were too few in numbers ; so he set apart a place of refuge, to which any man might flee, and be safe from his pursuers. So many fled thither from the countries round about ; those who had shed blood, and fled from the vengeance of the avenger of blood ; those who were driven out from their own homes by their enemies, and even men of low degree who had run away from their lords. Thus the city became full of people ; but yet they wanted wives, and the nations round about...
Page 497 - ... in the great drama of the nations. For nearly two hundred years they continued to fill Europe and Asia with the terror of their name : but it was a passing tempest, and if useful at all, it was useful only to destroy. The Gauls could communicate no essential points of human character in which other races might be deficient ; they could neither improve the intellectual state of mankind, nor its social and political relations. When, therefore, they had done their appointed work of havoc, they were...
Page 342 - III., declined to interfere in questions of peace and war, as being too high for them to compass ; but they would not allow the crown to take their money without their own consent ; and so the nation grew, and the influence of the House of Commons grew along with it, till that House has become the great and predominant power in the British constitution.
Page 160 - ... state. It is easy, however, to see what motive the patricians, as a body, had to oppose all such measures, since it was their interest, though not their right, to keep the lands unallotted. The enactment of A.
Page 103 - They then rode on to Collatia, and it was late in the night, but they found Lucretia, the wife of Tarquinius of Collatia, neither feasting, nor yet sleeping, but she was sitting with all her handmaids around her, and all were working at the loom. So when they saw this, they all said, "Lucretia is the worthiest lady.

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