Let Us Follow Him

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byHenryk Sienkiewicz

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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. 1897. Excerpt: ... LET US FOLLOW HIM. CHAPTER I. Caius Septimus Cinna was a Roman patrician. His youth was spent in the hard life of the camp. Later he returned to Rome to enjoy his honors and to spend, in luxurious living, his large but rapidly diminishing fortune. He enjoyed to his full bent all that the great city could give him. His nights were spent at feasts in magnificent suburban villas; bis days were passed in polemical controversies with the lanists, in discussions with the rhetors at the trepidaria, where they had debates interspersed with gossip of the city and the world; at the circuses, at the races, at the fights of the gladiators, with the Thracian fortune-tellers, and with the wonderful dancing girls brought from the islands of the archipelago. Being a relative, on his mother's side, of the famous Lucullus, he inherited the tastes of an epicure. At his table were served Greek wines, oysters from Neapolis, locusts from Numidia, preserved in honey from Pontus, and all that Rome possessed he obtained, beginning with the fishes from the Red Sea, to the white birds from the banks of the Boristenes. He used the good things of this world not only as a soldier who boisterously feasts, but also as a patrician who daintily selects. He persuaded himself to, or perhaps awakened within himself an admiration for beautiful things; for statues excavated from the ruins of Corinth, for the epilychnia from Attica, for Etruscan vases or those brought from the misty Sericum, for Roman mosaics, for textile fabrics from the vicinity of the Euphrates, for Arabian incense, and for all those small objects which go to fill up the emptiness of patrician life. He knew how to speak of them as a connoisseur with the older patricians who ornamented their bald heads with garlands of roses,...

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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. 1897. Excerpt: ... LET US FOLLOW HIM. CHAPTER I. Caius Septimus Cinna was a Roman patrician. His youth was spent in the hard life of the camp. La...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217498760

ISBN - 13:9780217498760

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