The History of Rome, from the Foundation of the City of Rome to the Destruction of the Western Empire, כרך 2

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J. Bumpus, 1820 - 408 עמודים
 

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עמוד 263 - ANIMULA ! vagula, blandula, Hospes, comesque, corporis, Quae nunc abibis in- loca — Pallidula, rigida, nudula, Nee, ut soles, dabis jocos...
עמוד 379 - Such was the end of this great empire, that had conquered mankind with its arms, and instructed the world with its wisdom; that had risen by temperance, and that fell by luxury ; that had been established by a spirit of patriotism, and that sunk into ruin when the empire was become so extensive, that a Roman citizen was but an empty name.
עמוד 75 - He disguised his new despotism, under names familiar and allowed by that constitution which he had destroyed. He claimed to himself the title of emperor, to preserve authority over the army ; he caused himself to be created tribune, to manage the people ; and prince of the senate, to govern that body. After he had fixed himself in the government, he long hesitated whether he should restore to Rome its liberty, or retain his present situation.
עמוד 263 - Ah fleeting spirit ! wand'ring 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, shiv'ring, dying, And Wit and Humour are no more ! LETTER V.
עמוד 252 - ... to Trajan, who, being bred himself a soldier, desired to have a military man to succeed him. For this reason it was that the dying emperor would by no means appoint a successor; fearful, perhaps, of injuring his great reputation, by adopting a person that was unworthy. His...
עמוד 129 - Caligula, adorned with all the magnificence of eastern royalty, attended by the great officers of the army, and all the nobility of Rome, entered at one end of the bridge, and with ridiculous importance rode to the other. At night...
עמוד 238 - This oath he observed with such sanctity, that when two senators had conspired his death, he sent for them, and carried them with him to the public theatre. There presenting each a dagger, he desired them to strike, as he was determined not to ward off the blow.
עמוד 124 - Not long after he assumed divine honours, and gave himself the names of such divinities as he thought most agreeable to his nature. For this purpose he caused the heads of the statues of Jupiter, and some other gods, to be struck off, and his own to be put in their places. He frequently seated himself between Castor and Pollux, and ordered that all who came to this temple to worship should pay their adorations only to himself.
עמוד 143 - ... the notorious Messalina, his wife. § The stupidity of Claudius was such, that he was alike indifferent, whatever was done, and often was he so operated upon by his fears, that he would consent to any act however unjust. His own family on one pretence or another was almost exterminated, and great numbers of others fell a sacrifice to the jealousy of .Messalina and her minions, who ruled him at will. The historian, Suetonius, assures us, that there were no less than thirty-five Senators and above...
עמוד 115 - He began to grow weary of single executions, and gave orders that all the accused should be put to death together, without further examination. The whole city was, in consequence, filled with slaughter and mourning. 10. When one Carnu'lius killed himself, to avoid the torture,

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