Readings In Ancient History (volume 2); Rome And The West: Rome and the West by William Stearns Davis

Readings In Ancient History (volume 2); Rome And The West: Rome and the West

byWilliam Stearns Davis

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...fresh and vigorous to his wonted affairs. He was very discreet and moderate in exhibiting public sights and shows for the pleasure and pastime of the people; in public buildings, congiaria i.e. general distribution of money or corn doles, and the like. He did not use the baths at unseasonable hours. He was never curious or anxious about his food, or about the style or color of his clothes, or about any mere matter of external beauty. In all his conversation, he was far from all inhumanity, boldness, incivility, greediness, or impetuosity; never doing anything with such earnestness and intention that a man could say of him, that he flew into a heat about it, but contrariwise, all things distinctly, as at leisure, without trouble, orderly, soundly, and agreeably. A man in short might have applied to him what is recorded of Socrates." Again Marcus Aureliua says (book VI, 27): " Remember Antoninus Pius's constancy in things that were done by him in accordance with reason, his equability in all things; how he would never give over a matter until he understood the whole state of it fully and plainly; and how patiently and without any resentment he would bear with them that did unjustly condemn him; how he would never be overhasty in anything, nor give ear to slanders or false accusations, but examine and observe with the best diligence the several actions and dispositions of men. He would easily be content with a few things--mere lodgings, bedding, the ordinary food and attendance. He bore with those who opposed his opinions and even rejoiced if any man could better advise him, and finally he was exceedingly religious without superstition." 70. The Keign Of Marcus Aurelius Eutropius, "Compendium of Roman History," book Vm, chaps. 12-14. Bonn...

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Title:Readings In Ancient History (volume 2); Rome And The West: Rome and the WestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217747434

ISBN - 13:9780217747431

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