Works of Cornelius Tacitus Volume 4

Works of Cornelius Tacitus Volume 4

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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. 1805 edition. Excerpt: ...the true masters of harmony; the judges who deserved to hear his exquisite thought no more, of humbling the Par-thian king; the Ethiopians and Albanians might enjoy their independent state, and Vespasian might take the field against the Jews. strel, and a singer, was of greater moment. He resolved, without delay, to set out for Greece. be conducted during his absence, was the first consideration. That Jdid not embar-rass him long. The whole authority and ' all the functions of the prince were coinmitted to Helius, one of his freedmen. That upstart minister, with Polycletus, his associate, had already enriched himself with the plunder of the public, and was now, with the whole power in his hands, to give a full display of liischaracter. That point being settled, a wieightier care still remained. An imperial chariotcer, and a comedian of illustrious rank, who was to I be nobly covered with Olympic dust, and to bring back laurel crowns for his victories iii song and pantomime, could not undertake such an expedition without the The fame of a coachman, a min-_ How the administration was to greatest pomp. Preparations were accord-APPEN B. xvi. ingly made. The emperor seemed to bet/-I going to an important war (e). Tigellirius Agijigc-' put himself at the head of the companions 46-i of the Augustan order, in number not less ' than five thousand.-To these were added an incredible multitude of abandoned har lots, and the most debauched young men of the time. The whole train went forth', not in warlike array, with swords, and pikes, and javelins, but with softer instruments; with the sock and buskin; with music, lutes and guitars. The retinue was suited to the dignity of the enterprise. An idea of the splendour and magnificence displayed on...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881028
  • 9781236881021