The Works Of Tacitus (volume 2); The Oxford Translation, Revised. With Notes

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byCornelius Tacitus

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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. 1874. Excerpt: ... his wife, Salonina, mounted on a superb horse, adorned with purple, though in itself a matter of no importance, and certainly injurious to no person whatever, was held to be a public insult. Such is the nature of the human mind, disposed at all times to behold with jealousy the sudden elevation of other men, and to demand especially, that he who has been seen in a humble station should know how to rise in the world with moderation. Carina passed the Po, and by negotiation and artful promises endeavored to seduce the lenders of Otbo's party. The like insidious game was played against himself. Both sides talked of peace and concord, but they amused each other with words of specious sound, importing nothing. At length Carina directed his counsels and cares to the object of assaulting Placentia, in such a manner as should fill his enemies with alarm; well knowing that the influence of his reputation, through the remainder of the war, would depend upon the success which attended his first efforts. 21. The first day, however, exhibited the bravery, rather than the skill, of a veteran army. The soldiers, oppressed with gluttony and intoxicated, advanced to the foot of the walls, without shelter or precaution. In this attack, a magnificent. amphitheatre,' which stood on the outside of the fortifications, was burned to the ground. Whether this was occasioned by the. brands, hot balls, and other combustibles thrown in by the besiegers, or by the same hurled back from the works, can not now be ascertained. The common people of the town, prone to suspicions, believed that combustibles had been basely introduced by some of the neighboring colonists, who saw with envy and jealousy a structure more capacious than any in Italy. The sense of this misfortune, howsoever beg...

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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. 1874. Excerpt: ... his wife, Salonina, mounted on a superb horse, adorned with purple, though in itself a matter of no importance, and certainly ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.46 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217288731

ISBN - 13:9780217288736

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