Cicero's Select Orations

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Sidney's Press, 1811 - Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin - 671 pages
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Page 467 - Milo's journey was necessary, but that of Clodius rather the contrary; that the one openly declared his intention of leaving Rome that day, while the other concealed his intention of returning; that Milo made no alteration in his measures, but that Clodius feigned an excuse for altering his ; that if Milo had designed to waylay Clodius, he would have waited for him near the city till it was dark, but that Clodius, even if he had been under no apprehensions from Milo, ought to have been afraid of...
Page 49 - Your forefathers often engaged in a war, to revenge the insults offered to their merchants and seamen. How then ought you to be fired, when you call to mind, that in consequence of a single express, so many thousand Roman citizens were butchered in one day? Corinth, the pride and ornament of Greece, was by your ancestors doomed to utter destruction, because of the insolent...
Page 135 - ... in the veins and vitals of the republic. For as men, oppressed with a severe fit of illness, and labouring under the raging heat of a fever, are often at first seemingly relieved by a draught of cold water ; but afterwards find the disease return...
Page 469 - Observe the other now, in the first place, sallying out on a sudden from his seat; for what reason ? In the evening; what urged him ? Late ; to what purpose, especially at that season ? He calls at Pompey's seat; with what view? To see Pompey ? He knew he was at Alsium.
Page 123 - ... when you are conscious there is not a man here present but knows, that on the last of December, in the consulship of Lepidus and Tullus, you appeared in the Comitium with a dagger ? That you had got together a band of ruffians, to assassinate the consuls, and the most considerable men in Rome ? and that this execrable and frantic design was defeated, not by any awe or remorse in you, but by the prevailing good fortune of the people of Rome. But I pass over those things, as being already well...
Page 310 - Quis clarioribus viris quodam tempore jucundior ? quis turpioribus conjunctior ? quis civis meliorum partium aliquando ? quis tetrior hostis huic civitati? quis in voluptatibus inquinatior? quis in laboribus patientior ? quis in rapacitate avarior ? quis in largitione effusior?
Page 469 - But can there, my Lords, be any room for doubt or deliberation upon that? It was near the estate of Clodius, where at least a thousand ablebodied men were employed in his mad schemes of building. Did Milo think he should have an advantage by attacking him from an eminence, and did he for this reason pitch upon that spot for the engagement...
Page 87 - I shall neither trust to one man's favour, nor solicit them from this place, but endeavour to merit them by the same laborious course of life which I have hitherto followed with your approbation. Whatever therefore I have done in this cause, Romans, I here affirm was done with a view to the good of my country: and so far have I been from pursuing any private interest, that I am sensible I have drawn much hatred upon myself, partly secret, partly open, which I might have avoided, and by which you...
Page 299 - Nor ought we to dissemble this truth, which cannot be concealed, but declare it openly : we .are all influenced by the love of praise, and the greatest minds have the greatest passion for glory.
Page 133 - Saturninus, the Gracchi, Flaccus, and many others, there is no ground to fear that by killing this parricide any envy would lie upon me with posterity. Yet, if the greatest was sure to befall me, it was always my persuasion, that envy acquired by virtue was really glory, not envy.

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