A second Latin exercise book

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at the Clarendon Press, 1885 - Latin language - 246 pages

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Page 162 - In the time of the poet it was crowned with the golden roofs of a temple; the temple is overthrown, the gold has been pillaged, the wheel of fortune has accomplished her revolution, and the sacred ground is again disfigured with thorns and brambles. The hill of the Capitol, on which we sit, was formerly the head of the Roman Empire, the citadel of the earth...
Page 188 - ... if their martial and veteran bands could once break those raw soldiers, who had rashly dared to approach them, they conquered a kingdom at one blow, and were justly entitled to all its possessions as the reward of their prosperous...
Page 81 - Libertatis autem originem inde magis , quia annuum Imperium consulare factum est, quam quod deminutum quicquam sit ex regia potestate, numeres.
Page 176 - Nothing of this is new to me ; I have foreseen and am prepared for it all." I am sensible that in the disorders of the mind, as well as those of the body, discourses are not thought the most efficacious remedies ; but I am persuaded also that the malady of the soul ought to be cured by spiritual applications.
Page 166 - ... the most successful of their countrymen, he inspired them with such enthusiastic resolution, that they followed him without murmuring. When they had penetrated a good way into the mountains, a powerful cazique appeared in a narrow pass, with a numerous body •of his subjects, to obstruct their progress. But men who had surmounted so many obstacles, despised the opposition of such feeble enemies. They attacked them with impetuosity, and, having dispersed them with much ease and great slaughter,...
Page 186 - But the priests had closed the doors ; and in his haste he stumbled over a dead body and fell. As he was rising, one of his own colleagues struck him on the head with a stool ; another claimed the honour of repeating the blow; and before the statues of the old kings, at the portico of the temple, the Tribune lay dead. Many of his adherents were slain with him ; many were forced over the edge of the Tarpeian rock, and were killed by their fall.
Page 165 - Philip, who, in an attitude of deep respect, stood awaiting his commands, thus addressed him: " If the vast possessions which are now bestowed on you had come by inheritance, there would be abundant cause for gratitude. How much more, when they come as a free gift, in the lifetime of your father ! But, however large the debt, I shall consider it all repaid, if you only discharge your duty to your subjects. So rule over them that men shall commend, and not censure me for the part I am now acting.
Page 162 - A young Spartan, named Isadas, distinguished himself particularly in this action. He was very handsome in the face, perfectly well shaped, of an advantageous stature, and in the flower of his youth ; he had neither armour nor clothes upon his body, which- shone with oil : he held a spear in one hand, and a sword in the other.
Page 177 - ... This made the people say, " Publius wants to become a king, and is building a house in a strong place, as if for a citadel where he may live with his guards, and oppress us." But he called the people together, and when he went down to them, the lictors who walked before him lowered the rods and the axes which they bore, to show that he owned the people to be greater than himself. He complained that they had mistrusted him, and he said that he would not build his house on the top of the hill Velia,...
Page 173 - Accordingly an embassy was dispatched to offer an exchange of prisoners and to propose terms on which a peace might be concluded. Regulus (according to the well-known story) accompanied this embassy, under promise to return to Carthage if the purposes of the embassy should fail.

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