History of the Romans Under the Empire, Volume 2

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Page 384 - What, thou too, Brutus !' he exclaimed, let go his hold of Casca, and drawing his robe over his face, made no further resistance. The assassins stabbed him through and through, for they had pledged themselves, one and all, to bathe their daggers in his blood.
Page 308 - Capitolme hill, and crossed the deep hollow of the Velabrum and Forum Boarium, on its way to the Circus Maximus, which occupied the valley between the Palatine and Aventine. In passing through the Velabrum, the...
Page 388 - Patris patriae, statuam inter reges, suggestum in orchestra ; sed et ampliora etiam humano fastigio decerni sibi passus est : sedem auream in curia et pro tribunali, tensam et ferculum circensi pompa, templa, aras, simulacra iuxta deos, pulvinar, flaminem, lupercos, appellationem mensis e suo nomine ; ac nullos non honores ad libidinem cepit et 2 dedit.
Page 377 - He was zealous in serving his interests by the discharge of important offices; nor did he blush to govern Cisalpine Gaul for Caesar, while his uncle still held Utica against him. A feeble panegyric of the sturdy sage whom he had abandoned while he affected to adopt his principles and emulate his practice, seemed to Brutus a sufficient tribute to his virtues.
Page 393 - And, as if to complete the picture of the most perfect specimen of human ability, we are assured that in all the exercises of the camp his vigour anil skill were not less conspicuous. He fought at the most perilous moments in the ranks of the soldiers ; he could manage his charger without the use of reins ; and he saved his life at Alexandria by his address in the art of swimming.
Page 383 - Cimber approached with a petition for his brother's pardon. The others, as was concerted, joined in the supplication, grasping his hands and embracing his neck. Caesar at first put them gently aside, but, as they became more importunate, repelled them with main force.

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