Works of Cornelius Tacitus Volume 7

Works of Cornelius Tacitus Volume 7

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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 V-Umbrian; and on which coast may be found the best bed of oysters! Neque enim ludibria ventris Hausimus, aut epulas diverso a sole petitas, V inaque perpetuis aevo certantia fastis. Ah! miseri, quos nosse juvat quid Phasidos ales Distat ab hyberna Rhodopes grue; quis magis anser Exta ferat; cur Thuscus aper generosior Umbro; Lubrica qua recubant conchylia mollius alga. STAT. Srtv. lib. iv. poem. 6. Florus relates, that the Cimbrians, after their expedition over the Alps, lostall their ferocity by the use of bread, meat dressed atthe fire, and the delicious wines of Italy; and, by c0n-' sequence, were more easily defeated by Marius. florus, b. iii. ch. 3. (at). Thus we know, that the Europeans, when they settled in North America, "soon found it their interest-to supply the natives, with spirituous liquors. "They waged awar of gin and brandy against the various tribes, some of whii-ch have been subdued, and others 'almost tota1ly'ex-tirpated, by their own drunkiennessx 'See Charlevoix, ' letter viii. V The Ysame' w'rit'er'"says, that a "savage, -being asked by ia F reneh iofiicer iwhat he thought the brandy, iiwhichlhei loved-so much, 'Was made of; gave for answer: " It is made of tongues and " hearts; for when I have 'drunk it, I fear " nothinggiand I talk like an angel." Letter xxi. p. 83.-.-. i ' "'= 7" iS'e'cti0n XXIV. ' (a) Public 'exhibitions cost' the Athenians more than tl1eirwars., At Bioine the expence was enormous, -and. the profession of a player '-was so profitable, that, according to Pliny, ' Rosci-us'gai'ned annually a 'sum'almost'incrediblef '-In the 'luxuryof the times that...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236931653
  • 9781236931658