The History of Rome, Volume 6

Peter A. Mesier, 1823

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Page 196 - In every circle, and, truly, at every table, there are people who lead armies into Macedonia; who know where the camp ought to be placed; what posts ought to be occupied by troops; when and through what pass Macedonia should be entered; where magazines should be formed; how provisions should be conveyed by land and sea; and when it is proper to engage the enemy, when to lie quiet.
Page 197 - I am not one of those who think that commanders ought at no time to receive advice; on the contrary I should deem that man more proud than wise, who regulated every proceeding by the standard of his own single judgement.
Page 197 - ... those who are present at the scene of action, who see the country, who see the enemy; who see the advantages that occasions offer, and who, like people embarked in the same ship, are sharers of the danger. If, therefore...
Page 197 - If, therefore, any one thinks himself qualified to give advice respecting the war which I am to conduct, which may prove advantageous to the public, let him not refuse his assistance to the state, but let him come with me into Macedonia.
Page 90 - I wish you to consider merely as a state of my case; as to offering anything as an excuse from service, that is what I will never do, so long as any officer enlisting troops shall believe me fit for it. What rank the military tribunes may think I deserve they themselves can best determine. That no one in the army may surpass me in...
Page 196 - ... formed; how provisions should be conveyed by land and sea; and when it is proper to engage the enemy, when to lie quiet. And they not only determine what is best to be done, but if...
Page 89 - As soon as I came to man's estate, my father married me to his brother's daughter, who brought nothing with her but independence and modesty ; except, indeed, a degree of fruitfulness that would have better suited a wealthier family. We have six sons and two daughters ; the latter are both married ; of our sons, four are grown up to manhood, the other two are as yet boys.
Page 230 - When the news of the battle reached Amphipolis, the matrons ran together to the temple of Diana, whom they style Tauropolos, to implore her aid. Diodorus, who was governor of the city, fearing lest the Thracians, of whom there were two thousand in garrison, might, during the confusion, plunder the city, contrived to receive in the middle of the forum a letter through a person whom he had deceitfully suborned to personate a courier.
Page 90 - I first centurion of my corps; thirty-four times I was honoured by my commanders with presents for good behaviour. I have received six civic crowns; I have fulfilled twenty-two years of service in the army, and I am upwards of fifty years of age. But if I had neither served out all my campaigns nor was entitled to exemption on account of my age, yet, Publius Licinius, as I can supply you with four soldiers instead of myself, I might reasonably expect to be discharged. But what I have said I wish...
Page 294 - ... silver carried in the [triumphal] procession [at Rome] was one hundred and twenty millions of sesterces; but from the number of Philippics and the weights of the gold and silver specifically set down by himself the amount is unquestionably made much greater. An equal sum, it is said, had been either expended on the late war or dissipated during the King's flight on his way to Samothrace. It is wonderful that so large a quantity of money should have been amassed within the space of thirty years,...

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