A History of Rome: From the Earliest Times to the Establishment of the Empire. With Chapters on the History of Literature and Art

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Harper & brothers, 1858 - Всего страниц: 768

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Стр. 73 - The intelligible forms of ancient poets, The fair humanities of old religion, The Power, the Beauty, and the Majesty, That had their haunts in dale, or piny mountain, Or forest by slow stream, or pebbly spring, Or chasms and wat'ry depths ; all these have vanished. They live no longer in the faith of reason...
Стр. 72 - When winds are blowing strong. The traveller slaked His thirst from rill or gushing fount, and thanked The Naiad. Sunbeams, upon distant hills Gliding apace, with shadows in their train, Might, with small help from fancy, be transformed Into fleet Oreads sporting visibly.
Стр. 748 - By these and many other works — politic both because they increased the magnificence and the health of the capital, and also gave constant employment to workmen who might otherwise have been turbulent — the emperor Augustus was enabled to boast that he had "found Rome of brick, and left it of marble.
Стр. 192 - ... in the circumstances of the present moment to induce us to accept a security confessedly inadequate against a danger of such a description. It will be necessary here to say a few words on the subject on which gentlemen have been so fond of dwelling, I mean our former negotiations, and particularly that at Lisle, in 1797.
Стр. 479 - Diseus fled into one gate of Corinth and out of another without attempting further resistance. The Romans might have entered the city that same day ; but seeing the strength of the Acropolis, and suspecting treachery, Mummius held back, and twenty-four hours elapsed before he took possession of his unresisting prey. But the city was treated as if it had been taken by assault ; the men were put to the sword, the women and children reserved to be sold by auction. All treasures, all pictures, all the...
Стр. 106 - Kaeso, was chosen to succeed him. When he heard the news of his elevation, he turned to his wife and said, — " I fear, Racilia our little field must remain this year unsown.
Стр. 564 - ... reduced to slavery by the horrid practice of ancient warfare. The story of their death presents a picture not flattering to Roman civilisation. § 18. Strict measures were adopted in Sicily to prevent a recurrence of these perils. It was made a standing order, confirmed by every successive Praetor, that no slave should have a weapon in his possession. Nor was the ordinance suffered to remain a dead letter. Soon after, the Praetor L. Domitius received a fine wild boar as a present. He inquired...
Стр. 251 - Republic, consisted (as we have seen) of twenty-one Tribes or Wards. Before the point at which we have arrived, these Tribes had been successively increased to three-and-thirty. These Tribes included a district beyond the Tiber stretching somewhat further than Veii ; a portion of the Sabine and ./Equian territory beyond the Anio ; with part of Latium, part of the Volscian country, and the coast-land as far as the Liris, southward. None but persons enrolled on the lists of these Tribes had a vote...
Стр. 730 - ... impression her character made upon the Roman poets of the time. No meditated praises could have borne such testimony to her greatness as the lofty strain in which Horace celebrates her fall, and congratulates the Roman world on its escape from the ruin which she was threatening to the Capitol.

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