Lives; In Eight Volumes Translated from the Greek with Notes Historical and Critical. Containing Pyrrhus, Caius Marius, Lysander, Sylla, Cimon, Lucull

Lives; In Eight Volumes Translated from the Greek with Notes Historical and Critical. Containing Pyrrhus, Caius Marius, Lysander, Sylla, Cimon, Lucull

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1727 edition. Excerpt: ...but a mean Education, which was perfectly agreeable to the Scantiness ofhis Fortune. In his younger Days he dwelt in hired Lodgings, for which he paid but a very small rate, insomuch as in after-times it was upbraided to him as One who was grown too wealthy for a Person of his Extraction. For as he was one day boasting and magnifying himself for his Exploits in Libya, a Person of Worth and Ingenuity made answer 5 uind how canst thou be an honest Man, who tho" thou hadst not a Groat left thee by thy Father, art now Master of such large Possessions? For tho' in the days of Sylla Men were degenerated from that Innocence, and Integrity, for which the preceding Ages had been renown'd, and a Door was open to Luxury and Expence, yet it was even then as great a Reproach to a Man not to have perfever'd in the Poverty of his Ancestors, as to have run out a fair Estate. And a long time after This, when he was become absolute, and proscrib'd and murder'd as he thought fit, as they were leading a Person who had been infranchis'd to the Tarpeian Rock to be thrown headlong from thence, for having conceal'da Friend of his that was in the Proscription, he upbraided Sylla for dealing so severely by an old Acquaintance, recounting how they had lived long together in familiar Converse under the same Roof, where He paid two thousand Sesterces for the upper Apartment, and Sylla three thousand for That under him so as the difference be (1) This is what faterrtdus means in the following Words, (umfjimilU ejus (SylU) clarituJo intermijfa effet. And it is something remarkable that a Fault. Which in our Age wou'd be con sider'd as a very trivial one, (hou'd in those Jays keep, as it were, under the Harches, the Descendants of a Person who hid been twice Consul, and had...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236558294
  • 9781236558299