Sallust's Jugurthine War and Conspiracy of Catiline: With an English Commentary, and Geographical and Historical Indexes

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Harper & Brothers, 1841 - 332 pagine
 

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Pagina xviii - I envy no quality of the mind or intellect in others; not genius, power, wit, or fancy; but, if I could choose what would be most delightful, and I believe, most useful to me, I should prefer a firm religious belief to every other blessing...
Pagina xix - But ere we can say that there is no God — we must have roamed over all nature, and seen that no mark of a Divine footstep was there ; and we must have gotten intimacy with every existent spirit in the universe, and learned from each, that never did a revelation of the Deity visit him ; and we must have searched, not into the records of one solitary planet, but into the archives of all worlds, and thence gathered, that, throughout the wide realms of immensity, not one exhibition of a reigning and...
Pagina 170 - Lectisternium took place, couches being spread for the gods, as if about to feast, and their statues being taken down from their pedestals and placed upon these couches around the altars, which were loaded with the richest dishes.
Pagina 289 - Each legion was divided into ten cohorts, each cohort into three maniples, and each maniple into two...
Pagina 255 - ... reduced to one ounce , and then a denarius passed for sixteen asses (except in the military pay, in which it continued to pass for ten asses at least under the republic...
Pagina xviii - ... no quality of the mind or intellect in others; not genius, power, wit, or fancy: but if I could choose what would be most delightful, and I believe most useful to me, I should prefer a firm religious belief to every other blessing; for it makes life a discipline of goodness — creates new hopes, when all earthly hopes vanish; and throws over the decay, the destruction of existence, the most gorgeous of all lights; awakens life even in death, and from corruption and decay calls up beauty and...
Pagina 198 - Metella sickened and died. As the priests forbade him to approach her, and to have his house defiled with mourning, he sent her a bill of divorce, and ordered her to be carried to another house while the breath was in her body.
Pagina 107 - De poena possum equidem dicere, id quod res habet, in luctu atque miseriis mortem aerumnarum requiem, non cruciatum esse; eam cuncta mortalium mala dissolvere; ultra neque curae neque gaudio locum esse.

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