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The History of Rome Volume 6 (Paperback) Loot Price: R599
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The History of Rome Volume 6 (Paperback): Livy

The History of Rome Volume 6 (Paperback)

Livy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ... He began by asking, " what injuries had obliged him to enter into a war against the Roman people with such violent animosity, and to bring himself and his kingdom to the extremity of danger." While all expected his answer, he kept his eyes fixed on the ground, and wept a long time in silence. The consul, again addressing him, said, " if you had acceded to the government in early youth, I should have less wondered at your not being sensible of the reat importance of the friendship or enmity of the Roman people. But that was not the case, as you bore a part in the war which your father waged with us, and, afterwards, must have remembered the peace which. we maintained towards him with the strictest sincerity. What motive, then, could induce you to prefer war to peace, with those, whose power in war, and whose good faith in peace, you had so fully experienced?" Neither questions nor reproaches could draw an answer from him: on which, the consul added, " Whatever cause may have produced these events, whether mistakes incident to humanity, or accident or necessity, suffer not your spirits to be dejected. The clemency of the Roman people, displayed in numerous instances towards kings and nations in distress, affords you not only hope, but almost perfect confidence of safety." This he said in the Greek language to Perseus; and then, turning to his own people, he said, in the Latine tongue; u Do you not observe this striking instance of the instability of human affairs? To you, young men, principally, I address the observation. In the hour of prosperity, therefore, we ought to harbour neither sentiments of arrogance nor-of rancour, nor to confide implicitly in present advantages; since we know not what the evening may produce. He alone will deserve the...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Livy
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 162
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-16523-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-16523-5
Barcode: 9781150165238

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