History of Rome, and of the Roman People, from Its Origin to the Invasion of the Barbarians, Volume 3,Partie 1

C.F. Jewett Publishing Company, 1883

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Page 111 - O'ER the glad waters of the dark blue sea, Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free, Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam, Survey our empire, and behold our home ! These are our realms, no limits to their sway — Our flag the sceptre all who meet obey. Ours the wild life in tumult still to range From toil to rest, and joy in every change.
Page 345 - ... leave any thing unattempted, but flocked continually to those parts of the works which appeared to be the weakest. The Roman forces having so many works to guard, were dispersed in different places, and scarce sufficed for the defence of them all. What mostly contributed to disturb them was, the cries of the combatants behind, which informed them that their safety depended on the valor of others : for such is the constitution of the human mind, as always to aggrandise absent objects, and magnify...
Page 305 - Corn is not much in use among them, because they prefer a milk or flesh diet, and are greatly addicted to hunting. Thus the quality of their food, their perpetual exercise, and free unconfined manner of life, (because being from their childhood fettered by no rules of duty or education, they acknowledge no law but will and pleasure,) contribute to make them strong, and of an extraordinary stature. They have likewise accustomed...
Page 300 - ... so great was their strength and firmness ; nor could we easily throw in our darts, because of their height above us ; which also was the reason that we found it extremely difficult to grapple the enemy, and bring them to close fight.
Page 111 - No dread of death, if with us die our foes — Save that it seems even duller than repose : Come when it will— we snatch the life of life — When lost— what recks it — by disease or strife...
Page 342 - The pits were covered over with bushes to deceive the enemy. There were eight rows of them, at the distance of three feet from each other. They were called lilies, from the resemblance they bore to that flower. In the front of all, he sowed the whole space between the pits and the advanced ditch with crows-feet of an extraordinary size, which the soldiers called spurs.
Page 305 - They allow of no such tiling as property, or private possession in the distribution of their lands; their residence, for the sake of tillage, being confined to a single year. Corn is not much in use among them, because they prefer a milk or flesh diet, and are greatly addicted to hunting.
Page 342 - Cesar found it necessary to make some addition to his lines, that they might not require so many men to guard them. He therefore took trees of no great height, or large branches, which he caused to be made sharp at the ends, and running a trench of five feet deep before the lines, he ordered them to be put into it, and made fast at bottom, so that they could not be pulled up. This trench was again filled up in...
Page 185 - who condemned our fellow-citizens unheard, shall not be listened to himself " ; and he required him to confine himself to the customary oath, that he had done nothing contrary to the laws. "I swear," exclaimed Cicero, "that I have saved the state.
Page 102 - Sertorius and the remnant of the exiles, with their trains of statues and images ;°' but let danger and toil be far from you, who have no share in the advantage of them ; unless indeed your services have been repaid by the late law, so suddenly passed, for the distribution of corn ;" a law by which they have estimated the liberty of each individual at the price of ten gallons88 of corn, an allowance not more nutritious than that which is granted to prisoners.

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