Specimens of Roman Literature: Passages Illustrative of Roman Thought and Style

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Progressive Refinement in the Art of Sycophancy
13
Scene at the Funeral of Chrysis
14
Syrus describes his Visit to Antiphila
15
The Advantages of an Easy Temper
16
How the World is governed
17
Denial of Providence Lucan
18
All Good Things come from God Sen
19
The Gods will not endure to be slighted Vol Max
20
Superstition not Religion Cic
21
Revolt against the Tyranny of Superstition Lucr
22
The Same Enn
23
The Worship of a Pure Heart Pns
24
LabienuB advises Cato to consult the Oracle Lucan
25
Cato declares that Truth may be learned without the Aid of Oracles Lucan
26
What we ought to nray for Juv
27
The Superstition of any People takes its Distinc tive Form from the Physical Conditions of the Country they inhabit Cic
28
Origin and Destiny of the Human Spirit Virg
29
The Dignity of Man Manil
30
Preeminence of the Soul over the Body Sen
31
Affinity of the Divine and Human Spirit Cic
32
The Soul Immortal Cic
33
Aspiration after the Divine the Peculiar Privilege of Man Cic
34
All change no death Sen
35
Death not an Evil Cic
36
Let us meet Death willingly Sen
37
No Pagi 59 Why then should we grieve over it? Lucr
38
Men ought not lightly to wish for Death Sen
39
Morn lanua Vitae Sen
40
Immortality taught by the Druids Lucan
41
On Suicide ic
42
The Excuses Men invent for Sin Juv
43
Precepts of Gastronomy
44
vfrtgavenn wtftru Tualua Ehvy Cic
45
Vengeance sleeps but does not die Juv
46
73 The Gods have ceased to visit the Earth as they did of old CatulU
47
The Roman Religion owed much to Etruscan Influence Vol Max
48
The Gods of the Farmer Varro
49
Di le minorem quod gerin imperan Cic
50
The Influence of Augury Cic
52
Regulations to be observed by the Flamen Dial is Aul Otll
54
Various Rites of Burial Cic
55
Ad Publicam Iteligionem pertinent Somnium Liv
57
Magic is connected with Daemonic Agency Apul
58
The Effects and Power of Witchcraft Lucan
59
No Pass
60
The Sensible Impression the Criterion of Truth Lucr
66
Value of a Knowledge of Geometry Quint
72
Oratorical Proof should be kept distinct from
75
The Standard of Right should be in Ones Self Cic
78
A Discussion on the Nature of Anger and
82
No Pao
94
A Good Slaves Idea of his Duty Plaut
96
No Paoi
101
No I ior 102 Ovids Genius for Poetry and Rhetoric character ised Sen Rh
102
The Aesopian Fable a convenient Cloak for Con temporary Satire Phaedr Ml
103
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104
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105
17
107
Relaxation absolutely Necessary for a Healthy
108
No Pagk 110 A Birthday Congratulation from the young
110
The Duties of Rulers Cic
114
Prop
120
Classes Cie
121
Nevertheless a Subordinate Position gives Suf
127
Exile not an Evil Sen
133
The Analogy between Toetry and Painting
135
No Paok
137
Any Repudiation of its Engagements by the State
143
Plant Plant Plant Plaul Plant Plant
146
No Page
148
Precocity not to be encouraged Quint
151
a Nature of Atmis and their Constituent
159
Effects
165
Diameter of the Zodiac estimated in terms of
171
177 A Short Description of Asia Mrla
177
No Pxr
179
Relative Measurements of the Quarters of
185
The Causes of Meteors explained Sen
191
There are eight Main Quarters from which
198
No Pag
202
An Account of the Magnet
208
Owing to the Struggle for Existence Species tend
214
The Source of Instinct an Unsolved Mystery Plin N II
220
No Page
222
A Comparison of Man with the rest of Creation PUn N H
228
25S A Disquisition on Colours by the Philosopher
234
Arguments for a Scientific Method in Medicine Celt
240
ART AND LETTERS A On the Arts generally I Painting So PAnr 1 The Early Hiatory of Painting in Grecce and Italy Plin N II
245
A Short Historical Criticism of Greek Painting Quint
246
The Ignorant Ostentation of Wealth has caused the Art of Painting to degenerate Plin X II
247
Varros Process for multiplying Coloured
248
Foreshortening invented by Pausias Plin N II
249
though not taken up by any Successor Plin N H
250
Statuary 10 A Short Criticism of Greek Statuary Quint
251
A List of some of the more Ancient Statues at Rome Plin N II
252
Antiquity of the Art of Statuary in Italy Plin N H
253
An Account of various Colossal Statues in Bronze in Greece and Rome Plin N H
254
Some Facts relative to the Art of Moulding in Clay Plin N II
255
Notices relative to Gold Rings Plin N II
256
Description of the Chasing on a Goblet Mart
257
Description of the Temple of Diana at Epheaus Plin N II
258
Technical Development of the Art of Music Plin N H
259
The Value of Music as an Aid to literary Culture Quint
260
Roscius the great Comic Actor Cic
266
Calo Cato Caio Cato
268
A Mind well stored with Philosophy Dia
273
Rhetoric
282
Hints for rendering the Introduction to a Speech j Auct
290
A Concise Summary of the Art of Rhetoric Quint
295
The Rhythm of Prose essentially the same as that
301
Various Critiques on Terence Sutt
307
A Plea for the Erotic Elegy Or
313
Suggestions as to the use which Gracchus made of the Pipe that was played whilst he was Bjieakmg Aul Cell
318
The Oratory of Servius Galba Cic
319
Comparison of the Orators Antonins andCrassus Cic
320
1H Criticism of the Oratory of Hortensius CUc
321
Criticism of the Oratory of I ulius Caesar Cic
322
Do do Calidius Cic
323
Do do Calvus Tuc
324
Criticism of the Oratory of Curio Cic
325
i2ii 120 A Sketch of Forensic Eloquence during the First Century of the Empire Quint
327
Criticism of the Oratory of Augustus Suet
328
Description of the Eloquence of the Rhetorician Porcius Latro Sen Rh
331
2S The Oratory of Germanicus Caesar Ov
332
The Eloquence of M Aurelius Front
333
Criticism of Sallust by Li vy Sen Rh
334
Account of the Literary Labours of the Elder Pliny Plin II
335
Pliny congratulates himself on his Literary Friendship for Tacitus Plin II
336
The High Estimation in which Tacitus and Pliny were held by their Contemporaries Plin II
337
Poverty and Petty Anxieties are incompatible
338
The Dramatic Poet should remember that Boy
344
Plea for the Practice of Recitation
350
Influence of the Popular Writer on Custom Varr
356
On some of the Peculiarities of the Language
363
Instances of Unusual Inflection in Varro
369
The Use of Rare Words in Discourse a Sign
375
A Ladys Toilette Plaut
381
y Claud Quadrig Q Claud Quadrig Pagh
382
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390
393
393
Cic
394
395
395
396
396
B Period II 80 B C 14 a f 31 The Best Slaves for Farm Work
398
The Best Oxen for Farm Work
399
Directions for making a Duckpond 34 Directions for making a Snailbed
400
Description of Syracuse
401
Two Degenerate Consuls 37 Greck False Witnesses
402
Letter written on the Death of Caesar 39 Ingenious Detection of a Thief
404
Unjust Condemnation of a Nobleman of Lampsacu 41 A Itouian Citizen scourged 42 The Sword of Damocles
406
The Battle of Mutina
407
Caclius sends Cicero some Political News 45 D Brutus to Cicero
408
The Encounter between Clodius and Milo
409
The Britons contest Caesars landing
410
The Bridge over the Rhine
411
Defeat of Curio at the River Bagradas 50 Battle of Pharsalia a Alacrity of Caesar Troops
413
6 The Victory
414
c Capture of the Camp Varr Varr Varr Varr Cie Cie fir Cie
415
Intellectual Influence of the Druids Caen
416
Comparison of Caesar and Cato Sail
417
Jugurtha lives in Perpetual Dread Sail
418
Capture of Jugurtha through the Treachery of Bocchus Sail 4
419
Character of Atticus Corn Neii
420
An Omen Cie
421
The Seasons of the Year Lncr
422
Epitaph on an Aged Barque CatuU
423
Home Catull 42
424
Bride and Bridegroom Catull
425
Conjugal Love Catull
426
The Bacchantes CatuU
427
The Spring of the World Virg
428
A Scythian Winter Virg
429
Attack on Priams Palace Virg 4 i0 77 The Hunting Party Virg
430
A Boatrace The Start Virg 4 SI 79 The Gates of Hell Virg
433
Tumus brought to bay Virg
434
Vertumnns Prop
443
Elegy on the Death of Tibullus Ov
444
Cerati ope Daedalea nilitvr pennin Ov
445
Phaethon struck by a Thunderbolt Ov
447
The Palace of Fame Ov
448
The Constellation Auriga Manil 44S 104 Engineering Skill of Archimedes in the Defence of Syracuse Liv 44
449
Battle of Lake Trasimene Liv
450
Feats of Knightly Prowess at the Battle of Lake Regillus Liv
451
Transportation of the Populace of Alba Liv
452
The Site of New Carthage Liv
453
Character of Cicero As Poll
454
Character of Cato the Censor Liv
455
Character of Papirius Liv
456
Augustus Opinion of Claudius Aug Imp
457
14180 a d
458
The Fox and the Crow Phaedr
459
The Frogs ask for a King Phaedr
460
The Tyranny of Ambition Pers
461
Caesar and 1ompey compared Lucan
462
Character of Cato the Younger Lucan
463
Character of Pompey Lvcan
464
Deaths from the Bites of Serpents Lucan
465
Hercules appears to deliver Hesione from the
466
Monster Vol Fl
467
A Battle Piece Vol Fl
468
Jason destroys the Dragons Seed Val Fl
469
Medea leaves her Home Vol Fl
470
A Storm at Sea Val Ft
471
Pleasure and Virtue appear to Scipio in a Dream Sil
472
Scipio in the Battlefield Sil
473
An Amoebean Contest Astacus and Idas Calpurn
474
Statius receives an Invitation to dine with Domitian Stat
475
A Storm in the Night Slat
476
Boxing Match between Capaneus and Aleidamas Stat
477
A Lapdog Mart
478
A Roman Day Mart
479
A Pilfering Glutton Mart
480
Oh for a Quiet Life Mart tsi 151 A Group of Courtiers Juv
481
The Lover of Horseflesh Juv
482
The Vanity of Human Wishes Juv
483
The Miser Juv 4S4 156 Death of Corellius Plin I I 4
484
Plin
485
An Illbred Host Ilin 11
486
Eruption of Vesuvius Plin II
487
Pliny consults Trajan about the Christians Plin II
488
Trajans Reply Plin II
489
Trajans Prompt Punishment of the Informers Plin 11
490
Death of Germanicus Tac
491
The Tortures of a Guilty Conscience Tac
492
Character of Tiberius Toe 193
493
Murder of Britannicus Tac
494
Neros Atrocious Cruelty towards the Christians Tac
495
Death of Seneca Tac
496
Death of Pctronius Arbiter Tac
497
Character of Galba Tac
498
Vitellius gazes on the Battlefield of Bedriactim Tac HIS 178 Death of Vitellius Tac
499
Miraculous Cures wrought by Vespasian Tac ro 181 Portents during the Siege of Jerusalem Tac 511
501
Loyalty of Caesars Soldiers Suet
502
Some Facts about Julius Caesar Suet
503
Personal Characteristics of Caligula Suet
504
189191 Death of Nero Suet
505
Assassination of Domitian Suet
507
Apulcins quotes some of his Poetry Apul
508
Gymnosophists of India Apvl
509
An Apology for Absence from the Theatre Apul
510
The Fox and the Crow Apul
511
198204 The Story of Cupid and Psyche Apul
512
The Story of Polycrates Ring Front
517
The Story of Arion Front
518
RHETORICAL A Period I B c 240SO No Por 1 Cassandras Vision Em
520
A Father rates his Son Ttr
521
An Insolent Noble Cato
522
Appeal to the People on their Behalf Cato
523
Fragments of a Specch by Metellus Numidicus Metell
524
Gracchus vindicates his Political Purity C Gracci
525
Men must be taken as they are C Oracrli
526
A Noble Retort Mancia
527
Catilines Guilt Cic
528
Catilines Flight Cic
529
An Invective Ck
530
General Relief at the Death of Clodius Cic
531
A Last Appeal Cie
532
Praises of Caesars Clemency Cic
533
Cicero bewails Hortensius Ck
534
Curios Address to his Soldiers Curio
535
Punishment should be guided by Reason Caes
536
Merit the true Title to Nobility Marius ST 32 Ariadne reproaches Theseus for his Perfidy Catull
538
ss 34 On his Brothers Death Catull
539
Laberius resents an Indignity put upon him by Caesar Laber
540
A Gnats Ghost bewails its Untimely Death Virg
541
A Prophecy Virg 542
542
Dido upbraids Aeneas for attempting to desert her secretly I irg
543
Seeing him inflexible her anger bursts forth Virg
544
The Visions of a Troubled Spirit Virg
545
6o Scipio draws a Contemptuous Picture of Han
561
Cie Cie fir Cie Cael lirut Cie Cue Car
562
Papirins justifies his Severity towards Fabius Liv
567
a d 14180
573
Speech of Petreius to his Men Lucan
574
Afranius surrenders to Caesar Lucan
575
Incantation of a Sorceress Lucan
576
Poiupey reluctantly consents to the Battle of Pharsalia Lucan
577
Cato bids his Men light for their Country not for their Party Lucan
578
282
579
The Ghost of Agrippina appears at the Nuptials of Nero and Poppaea and prophesies Neros Death Sen
580
A Lamcut for Hector Sen
581
The Punishment of Bloodshed after Death Vol Fl
582
Absyrtus urges his Men to recover Medea Vol Fl
583
9G Juno opens Hannibals eyes that he may see the Gods ranged against him Sil
584
9S A Passionate Outpouring of Grief Stal
585
Statius commends his Poem to the Approbation of Posterity Stat
586
Piety and the Fury Slat
587
Quintilians Affection for his Wife and Child Quint
588
Quintilian bewails the early Death of his Son Quint 5S9 104 The Power of Pathos Quint
589
Boadicea excites her Countrymen against the Komans Tac
591
Neros Insidious Reply Tac
592
Othos Address to his Army after the Battle of Bedriacum Tac
593
Reflections on the Death of Agricola Tac
594
A Love Poem Poet A mm
595
Love goes through all Creation Pervig Ten
596
The Affection between Fronto and his Royal Pupil Front
597
A Letter from young M Aurelius to his Preceptor
598
Aur
600
Fragment of a Specch by Fronto against a Testa mentary Law of the Proconsul Front
601
WIT AND HUMOIH A Period I n c 210SO 1 An Honest old Servant is convinced that he is not himself Plant Oi
602
A Clever Slave debates how to get Money for his Master Plant io
603
Interchange of Compliments between two Slaves Itaut
604
The Disadvantages of marrying for Money Plaut rM
607
A Butler who yields to Temptation Plant
608
A Braggart Captain and his 1arasito Plaut
609
The Danger of making Love by Proxy Plaut il
610
Diamond cut Diamond Plaut 11
611
Slaves Banter Plaut
613
Sagaristio pokes fun at the Persian Plant
614
Nothing like Good Luck Plaut
616
A Fishermans Seasons for kecping a Bag of Money found in the Sea Plant
617
A Negotiation between two old Gentlemen con cerning the Marriage of their Children Ter
618
Nausistrata discovers that her Husband has married another Wife Ter iii
619
A Satire on Epicures Favorimi
620
B Period II B c 80a d 14
621
An Inflexible Stoic CU
622
Dancer an opprobrious Epithet Cic
623
Bans Mots Puns on Words Cic
624
Boris Mots Personalities Cir
625
Publd Syrm
626
Catull 628 Catull 62S Catull
628
Cat
629
Hor 630 Hor G30
630
Hor 032 Hor G33 Hor G34 Hor 034
631
Sample of the Conversation at a Rich Parvenus Table Petr
635
The Cook proves himself a cordon bleu Petr
636
A Burlesque of the Deification of the Emperor Claudius Sen
637
Last Will and Testament of a Sucking Pig Auct anon
639
A Shabby Present Stat
640
A Shabby Present Mart
641
A Dinner Hunter Mart
642
Home is not the Place for an i lonest Man to get a Living Mart
643
An Advertisement for a Greatcoat Mart
644
Some Farms are not wonh the Trice of a Dinner Mart
645
A Ruthless Barber Mart
646
The Poets Apology for the late Appearance of his Book Mart
647
A PotValiant Hero Juv
648
Cruelty of the Roman Ladies towards their Maids Juv
649
The Praises of Negligence Front
650
Index to Authors
652
fllfX faen 39S 399 400 400 401 412 402 4113 404 4114 40r 406 407
653
Index to Subjects and Titles of Passages
655
286
656
Death is Annihilation Lucr 38
657
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