Orationes Et Epistolae Selectae

Orationes Et Epistolae Selectae

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...of knights; see p. 1. 25. Bithyniae... neminem: in indir. disc. as representing the contents of the letters. nunc: Bithynia had been left by will to the Roman people by Nicomedes III. in 75 B. C, and organized as a province the following year. 26. regnum Ariobarzanis: Cappadocia. 27. vestris vectigalibus: 'the lands tributary to you, ' 'your tithe-yielding lands, ' the taxes being put by metonymy for the regions in which they were raised. 29. ab eo bello: we should say 'from the seat of war.' huic qui successerit: Glabrio. 30. non esse paratum: sc. eum; a hint at the notorious incompetency of Glabrio. 31. unum: i. e. Pompey. civibus: Roman citizens in Asia Minor, as indicated by the position after sociis Partitio. 34. Causa, et seq.: a short but clear and appropriate transition to the treatment of the subject. A statement of the theme, as that in quid agendum sit, considerate, was called by the rhetoricians propositio. Discussion. A. The Character of the War. n. (p. 118, l. 4)-vn. Page 118. 4. quod: grammatically refers back to genus, logically to belli; in our idiom, 'The war is of such a character (i. e. being defensive) that it ought.' 5. ad persequendi stadium: = ad id(bellum studiose persequendum. 6 agitur: 'is at stake.' In the enumeration with agitur, aguntur (notice the forceful anaphora), an outline of the subsequent argument of this division is given; first coma the considerations involving the national honor, then those based upon expediency. 9. amicorum: the title 'friend of the Roman People' was often conferred upon allied princes. 11. certissima: the wealth and fertility of the province Asia were proverbial; cf. p. 121, 17 et seq. 12. pacis ornamenta, subsidia belli: chiastic order. The former refers particularly to the sums lavished...show more

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