The Histories of Tacitus

The Histories of Tacitus

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...the prominent part that he played.. In 63 he was legatus legionis, and iterum consul as late as 105: his amis illa quoque tutus in au1a. 8. D. semina: known as one of three commissioners appointed by Nero in 62 to manage the provincial revenues. 9. Pisonem: his full name was Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi Licinianus. He was son of M. Licinius crassus Frugi, and by his mother Scribonia connected with the Pompeii: his father by adoption was L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi. deterius interpretantibus, ' those who took a less favourable view.' ' 18. quo suspectior...a.dopta.nti placebat, sc. eo magis placebat. Tacitus and Livy generally either use quo with comparative and co with positive, or omit eo altogether: as ii. ll. 'That side of his character which made him an object of suspicion and anxiety to some, was a recommendation to Galba.' 3. lege curtata. Ado tion of adults (arrogatio) could theoretically be only mv ed by the curiae, summoned by the Pontiflces. Since 286 B.0. the curiae, being politically abolished, had been represented at the ceremony by 30 lictors. 4. moris, 'customary.' 5. egregium erat: the apodosis is in the indicative, being by itself true without reference to the protasis. ' It is a distinguished honour tm, etc., 'and that honour would be mine' cp. l6, si immensum imperii corpus stare sine rectore posset, dignus cram, etc. Cp. also Plant. Trin. lla operam dare fuerat aequius. I 7. Lutatiae: Galba' being on his inother's side descended from Q. Lutatius Catulus. l1. maiores nostri: Galba's father was a Caesarian, Calpurnius Piso a prominent Pompeian: and Pompeius himself was an ancestor of Piso. la the miserandus puer of the sixth book of the more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
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  • English
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