The History of Rome, from the Foundation of the City Till the Termination of the Eastern Empire, Volumen2


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Página 48 - While he was thus piously employed, he was accosted by an old Roman soldier, who had served under Pompey in his youth. " Who art thou," said he, " that art making these humble preparations for Pompey's funeral 1
Página 269 - Ah, fleeting spirit ! wandering fire, That long hast warm'd my tender breast, Must thou no more this frame inspire ? No more a pleasing cheerful guest ? Whither, ah whither art thou flying ! To what dark, undiscover'd shore ? Thou seem'st all trembling, shivering, dying, And wit and humour are no more ! LETTER VIL PROM MR.
Página 22 - Caesar, who would not wait the conclusion of his speech, generously replied, that he came into Italy not to injure the liberties of Rome and its citizens, but to restore them.
Página 146 - God himself to reclaim them. Shortly after his death Pilate wrote to Tiberius an account of his passion, resurrection, and miracles ; upon which the emperor made a report of the whole to the senate, desiring that Christ might be . accounted a God by the Romans. But the...
Página 41 - ... master of the enemy's camp. Accordingly, marching on foot at their head, he called upon them to follow and strike the decisive blow. The cohorts^ which were left to defend the camp, for some time made a formidable resistance, particularly a great number of Thracians and other barbarians who were appointed for its defence : but nothing could resist the ardour of...
Página 8 - Caesar so intimidated them with repeated victories, that they no longer resisted in the plains, but fled to the forests. Here, however, they were unsafe, and soon yielded to the necessity of suing for a peace. In the course of nine years this ambitious general and waster of huro^o life conquered, together with Britain, all that country which extends from the Mediterranean to the German sea.
Página 147 - Caligula seemed anxious to impress them with the opinion of a happy change. Amidst the rejoicings of the multitude, he advanced, mourning, with the dead body of Tiberius, which the soldiers brought to be burnt at Rome, according to the custom of that time. Upon his entrance into the city he was received with new titles of honour by the senate ; who declared Caligula sole successor to the empire, though Gemellus the grandson of Tiberius had been left coheir.
Página 68 - However, all the conspirators were now alarmed, and, enclosing him round, he received a second stab from an unknown hand in the breast, while Cassius wounded him in the face. He still defended himself with great vigour, rushing among them, and throwing down such as opposed him, till he saw 'Brutus among the conspirators, who, coming up, struck his dagger into his thigh. From that moment Caesar thought no more of defending himself, but looking upon this conspirator, cried out, " And you
Página 69 - As soon as the conspirators had dispatched Caesar, they began to address themselves to the senate, in order to vindicate the motives of their enterprise, and to excite them to join in procuring their country's freedom ; but the universal coldness with which their expostulations were received soon taught them to fear their conduct would not meet with many advocates.
Página 61 - It lasted four days: the first was for Gaul, the second for Egypt, the third for his victories in Asia, and the fourth for that over Juba in Africa. His veteran...

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