The Life of Marcus Tullius Cicero, Band 1

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Wells & Lilly, 1818
 

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Seite 4 - Naples ; which, upon its submission to Rome, acquired the freedom of the city, and was inserted into the Cornelian tribe. It had the honour also of producing the great C. Marius ; which gave occasion to Pom pi...
Seite 158 - ... confidence of Antonius, and to draw him from his old engagements to the interests of the Republic ; being convinced that all the success of his administration depended upon it. He began therefore to tempt him by a kind of argument, which seldom fails of its effect with men of his character, the offer of power to his ambition, and of money to his pleasures : with these baits he...
Seite 37 - ... the pleadings of all the speakers of his time ; heard the daily lectures of the most eminent orators of Greece, and was perpetually composing somewhat at home, and declaiming under their correction : and that he might neglect nothing which could help in any degree to improve and polish his...
Seite 37 - Thus adorned and accomplished, he offered himself to the bar about the age of twenty-six ; not as others generally did, raw and ignorant of their business, and wanting to be formed to it by use and experience, but finished and qualified at once to sustain any cause which should be committed to him.
Seite 298 - ... jealous of his designs, and fearing the effects of his power, when supported by a colleague subservient to his will, espoused the other candidate, Bibulus, with all their authority, and made a common purse, to enable him to bribe as high as his competitors ; which Cato himself is said to have approved.
Seite 209 - Statilius ; that these three, and L. Cassius also, required them to send a body of horse as soon as possible into Italy, declaring that they had no occasion for any foot ; that Lentulus had assured them from the Sibylline books, and the answers of soothsayers, that he was the third Cornelius, who was...
Seite 263 - ... hoped to pass without discovery ; but, by some mistake between him and his guide, he lost his way, when he came within the house, and fell in, unluckily, among the other female servants, who, detecting him by his voice, alarmed the whole company by their shrieks, to the great amazement of the matrons, who presently threw a veil over the sacred mysteries, while Clodius found means to escape by the favor of some of the damsels.
Seite 161 - The purpose of it was, to create a decemvirate, or ten commissioners, with absolute power for five years over all the revenues of the republic ; to distribute them at pleasure to the citizens ; to sell and buy what lands they thought fit ; to...
Seite 26 - That Man : — replied he, pointing to Marius at the bottom of the table. In the field he was cautious and provident, and, while he was watching the most favourable opportunities of action, affected to take all his measures...
Seite 259 - ... replied Drusus, contrive it rather so, that all the world may see what I am doing. It was situated in the most conspicuous part of the city, near to the centre of all business, overlooking the forum and the rostra ; and what made it the more splendid, was its...

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