The History of Rome, Τόμος 1

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Σελίδα 7 - ... he who calls what has vanished back again into being, enjoys a bliss like that of creating*.
Σελίδα 187 - Silvia exchanged her earthly life for that of a goddess. The river carried the bole or cradle, in which the children were lying, into the Tiber, which had overflowed its banks far and wide, even to the foot of the woody hills.
Σελίδα 256 - Mantua, dives avis, sed non genus omnibus unum : gens illi triplex, populi sub gente quaterni, ipsa caput populis, Tusco de sanguine vires...
Σελίδα 214 - ... the annals of the several years were afterward collected in books. This custom obtained until the pontificate of P. Mucius, and the times of the Gracchi ; when it ceased, because a literature had now been formed, and perhaps because the composing such chronicles seemed too much below the dignity of the chief pontiff.
Σελίδα 168 - ... for which he was forced to invent a character, into living beings, like the heroes of Homer. Perhaps it is a problem that cannot be solved, to form an epic poem out of an argument which has not lived for centuries in popular songs and tales as common national property, so that the cycle of stories which comprises it, and all the persons who act a part in it, are familiar to every one.
Σελίδα 221 - Kings was resolved into a prose narrative, were different from the nenia in form, and of great extent; consisting partly of lays united into a uniform whole, partly of such as were detached and without any necessary connexion. The history of Romulus is an epopee by itself: on Numa there can only have been short lays. Tullus, the story of the Horatii, and of the destruction of Alba, form an epic whole, like the poem on Romulus: indeed here Livy has preserved a fragment of the poem entire, in the...
Σελίδα 171 - Where the lake now lies there once stood a great city. Here, when Jesus Christ came into Italy, he begged alms. None took compassion on him but one old woman, who gave him two handfuls of meal. He bade her leave the city ; she obeyed : the city instantly sank and the lake rose in its place.
Σελίδα 498 - If Rome and Latium were confederate states, on a footing of equality, in the room of that supremacy which lasted but for a brief space after the revolution, they must have possessed the chief command alternately ; and this would explain why the Roman dictators were appointed for only six months, and why they came to have twenty-four lictors.
Σελίδα 493 - ... from its being said, immediately after the mention of the vow, that the dictator promised rewards to the first two who should scale the wall of the enemy's camp, I surmise that the poem related, nobody challenged these prizes, because the way for the legions had been opened by the Tyndarids.
Σελίδα 187 - Larentia, his wife, became their foster-mother. They grew up, along with her twelve sons, on the Palatine Hill, in straw huts which they built for themselves. That of Romulus was preserved by continual repairs, as a sacred relic, down to the time of Nero.

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