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Page various words have been proposed; but insertus sooms to be the best. 183 Alschefski compares Ovid, Ars. Am. 1, 605, insere te turbe.
CH. L.–27. Ut-sic. See n. B. 1, c. 25.
32. Alterius morientis fuit. A marked instance of the construction of esse with the gen., as explained in n. B. 1, c. 25. Belonged to-i. e. “ followed-in death the other consul."
38. Cur-venire. See n. B. 21, c. 30, on quid esse.
1. Civis sis, etc. Such a question would be asked, because a 184 Latin ally would be ransomed for a smaller sum than a Roman citizen. Alteri refers not to socius, but to the Carthaginians, who sought honor for themselves in the humiliation of their enemies. This is the explanation of Fabri, and every way preferable to that of Drakenborch. Tua, and below, tu, instead of vestra and vos, because more forcible and direct.
12. Hæc—vadit. As Fabri has observed, these words form ono hexameter line, and part of another. Comp. first n. Preface.
CH. LI.-23. Noctisque. Noctis depends upon quietem; and the preceding words, diei quod reliquum esset - reliquum diei. The sense of the whole is this: reliquæ partes diei et noctis insequentis quietem-sumeret.-Fabri.
31. Temporis opus esse. See A. and S. $ 211, Rem. 11. Alsch. compares 23, 21, argenti opus fuit.
33. Mora-saluti_urbi. “ There are moments when rashness is wisdom; and it may be that this was one of them. The statue of the goddess Victory in the Capitol may well have trembled in every limb on that day, and have drooped her wings, as if forever ; but Hannibal came not; and if panic had for one moment unnerved the iron courage of the Roman aristocracy, on the next their inborn spirit revived; and their resolute will, striving beyond its present power, croated, as is the law of our nature, the power which it required.”-Arnold, 2,
CH. LII.-8. Brachio flumini objecto. This is the order of the 185 words in all the MSS.; but in some of them the reading is fluminis and in others flumina. Flumini is the emendation of Sigonius, and was adopted by Alschefski in the minor edition, and seems to me correct. Brachium means here outworks, line of outworks, which Hannibal threw up before-or over against-the river. The reading of Gronovius, brachio objecto, flumine, though indeed yielding a good sense, varies too much from tho MSS., and is besides unnecessary.
23. Ad vescendum facto, i. e. silver plate, table-service.
CH. LIII.-43. Quorum principem, sc. esse, according to the usual construction in the oratio obliqua. Z. $ 603, c.
7. Irent. See n. B. 1, c. 9, on mollirent. The imperf. because 186 negat is the historic present; comp. n. on fecissent B. 1, c. 25.
12. Ex mei animi sententia. This is a strong form of affirma
186 tion; "from my very soul-or on my conscience-I declare, that, as will not desert-so I will not suffer," &c.
CH. LIV.–40. Occidione occisum. Occidione occidere pro fun ditus, ad internecionem delere—Drakenborch ; utterly destroyed—to the last man.
44. Edissertando-faciebant, sc. ceteri scriptores. Fecero ia the common reading ; faciam in Alschefski's minor edition. Edisser. tare, a word seldom found. Comp. n. on occepit, B. 1, c. 49.—“Even Livy felt himself unable adequately to paint the grief and consterna. tion of that day; and the experience of the bloodiest and most imbittered warfare of modern times would not help us to conceive it worthily. But one simple fact speaks eloquently the whole number of Roman citizens able to bear arms had amounted, at the last census, to 270,000; and supposing, as we fairly may, that the loss of the Romans in the late battle. had been equal to that of their allies, there must have been killed or taken, within the last eighteen months, no fewer than 60,000, or more than a fifth part of the whole population of citizens above seventeen years of age. It must have been true, without exaggeration, that every house in Rome was in mourning.”
Arnold, Hist. 2, p. 318.
17. Ad Ægates insulas. Compare n. B. 21, c. 41.
Ch. LV.-15-17. Dubitabant-venturum. The accusative with Ine infinitive, with dubito and non dubito, in the sense of to doubt, is the prevailing construction in Livy. Drakenborch and Fabri at this place adduco numerous parallel passages. Compare Z. $ 541.
19. Nondum palam facto, sc. qui vivi mortuique essent. A singular instance of the impersonal use of the participle in ablative absolute. See Z. & 648.
35. Exspectent. On the number of the verb, see n. on pro 86 quisque, B. 2, c. 6.
36. Egredi urbem. Accusative, as also 3, 57, urbem egrede. rentur, and 2, 37, urbem excederent, where see n.
CH. LVI.--41. Pedibus issent. See Lev. Lexicon, pes; ana Dict. Antiqq. p. 866. 188 9. In illa tempestate. See 2. § 475, Note, and compare in tali tempore above, c. 35.
19. Provinciamque aliam R., i. e. aliasque partes provin. ciæ Romanæ.-Alschefski.
CH. LVII.-26. Per commodum. See Z. $ 301, and n. on per fædus, 21, 18.
32. Quos nunc, i. e. scribas. See Dict. Antiqq. p. 792.
36. Libros. See n. on this word, 21, 62. 1898. Magnis itineribus contendit, “hastons by forced marchea."
Pago 11. Arma, tela. Seo n. on these words, 1, 25.
189 15. Servitiis. See n. B. 2, 10. CH. LVIII.-37. Inclinarent, sc. Romani.–Fabri. CH. LIX.–4. Plus justo. Z. 484; A. and S. 9 256, R. 9. 190
23. Nec supersumus, : o ii tantum supersumus, "only those of us survive." See Arn. Pr. Intr. P. I. 174.
29. Extulisse. See n. on quiesse, B. 3, c. 48.
40. Nam si. Nam is elliptical, as if had just been said: Ourselves I do not compare with them; for if, &c.Fabri.
43. Si tamen-faciatis. These words are parenthetical. Si tamen, if indeed, though. Fully to complete the sense of tamen we may supply, with Alschefski, quamvis ea quæ dixi vos tam duros esso vix patiantur. Merito here in a bad senso, fault; without our having deserved it, e. without any fault of ours. 1. Qui vos, i. e. patres vestros.
191 11. Me dius fidius. See 2. 9 361, Note.
14. Indigui, ut. See Z. $ 567, Note. But the instances of this construction are so few and doubtful, that we may well question in the present passage the correctness of the text.
CH. LX.–30. Prohibendos-redimi. Seo n. on prohibere, B. 1, c. 39.
3. Ullius-eorum, i. e. captivorum.
38. Quid aliud quam--essetis. What else—than, i. e. only. “ For I should only have needed to remind you." Seo n. on nihil aliud quam, B. 2, c. 8.
6. Et cúm, etc. Et is the reading of all the MSS., and is restored 192 by Alschefski. The sentence is closely connected with the preceding one: if they had followed Sempronius, they would now be in tho Roman camp, not in the power of the enemy. And although they, &c.
23. Viam, etc. The whole sense is this: Those words (i. e. moriamur, milites, etc.) Sempronius neither said, nor could have said; but he pointed out the way that conducted no loss to safety than to glory, and yet you would not follow him.
41. Conati sunt. See Z. § 519, b; and compare n. on dedit, B. 2, c. 10.
44. Quorum-similes. See n. on Romuli-similes, B. 1, c. 20.
9. Nisi quis credere, etc. “Unless any one can believe that 193 they were," i. e. that they were then good and faithful citizens, when, &c.
24. Vobis. See n. on mihi, Preface.
CA. LXI.—7. Ita—ne tamen, etc. Here appears the restrictivo 194 force of ita, which distinguishes the meaning of this word from that of sic. (See Z. 88 281, 726.) The addition of tamen rendors the sonso
8. Longius spe. 2. § 484; A. and S. & 256, R. 9.
39. Gratiæ actæ, quod de republica non desperasset. “ Demosthenes dared not trust himself to the Athenian people after his defeat in Ætolia, but Varro, with a manlier spirit, returned to bear the obloquy and the punishment which the popular feeling, excited by party animosity, was so likely to heap on him. He stopped as usual without the city walls, and summoned the senate to meet him in the Campus Martius. The senate felt his confidence in them, and answered it nobly. All party feeling was suspended; all popular irritation was subdued ; the butcher's son, the turbulent demagogue, the defeated general, were all forgotten; only Varro's latest conduct was remembered, that he had resisted the panic of his officers, and, instead of seeking shelter at the court of a foreign king, had submitted himself to the judgment of his countrymen. The senate voted him their thanks, ' because he had not despaired of the commonwealth.'"-Am. Hist. 2, p. 320.
Egātes insulæ, three islands on the western coast of Sicily, between Lily.
beum and Drepanum; viz. Ægusa, Phorbantia, and Hiera; now
the Agadian Islands, Favignana, Levanso, and Maritimo. Æqui, or Æquicole. See Volsci, at the end. Æsis, a river forming the northern boundary of Picenum, and the southern
of Umbria, near the mouth of which stands Ancona. Alba Longa, a town of Latium, southeast of Rome. Albanus Mons, a
hill, on a ridge of which Alba stood, the scene of the Latine
Ferie. Albüla, the ancient name of the Tiber. Algidus, a hill in Latium, in the territory of the Æqui. Alia; see Note, B. 5, 37. Allifa, or Allife, a town in Samnium ; now Alife, in the Neapolitan Prov
Terra di Lavoro. Allobroges, a people of Gaul, living on the Rhone, north of the Isère, who
occupied most of what is called Savoy, and the northern part of
Dauphiné. Capital was Vienna, now Vienne. Amiternum, a town of the Sabines, on the Aternus. Antemnæ, a Sabine town, on the Anio. Antium, a town of Latium, south of Rome, about six miles from the mouth
of the Tiber. Apiõlæ, a Latin town, taken by Tarquinius Priscus. Apulia, a district of Lower Italy. Comp. Aufidus. Arar, a river in Gaul, now the Saone. Arbocala, according to Polybius and Livy, town of the Vaccæi in Spain,
(which word see ;) according to others of the Vettones in Lusitania. Arděa, chief town of the Rutuli in Latium, 200 quite a mile from the sea;
now Ardea ir: the Papal Sts los. Argiletum. See Note, B. 1, c. 10. Aricia, a town ir. Latium, on the Appian Way. Ariminum, a town Umbria, on the Adriatic Sea; now Rimini in the
Papal States. Arnus, a river in Etruria ; now the Arno. Arpi, a town in western Apulia, (Daunia.] Arretium, en Etrurian town near the Aponnies; the modern Artcz20
in Tuscany. Arsia, a wood in the neighborhood of Rome.