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Plutarch's Lives (Volume 3); The Translation Called Dryden's (Paperback) Loot Price: R435
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1888. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CAIUS MARIUS. We are altogether ignorant of any third name of Caiut: Marius; as also of Quintus Sertorius, that possessed himself of Spain; or of Lucius Mummius that destroyed Corinth, though this last was surnamed Achaicus from his conquests, as Scipio was called Africanus, and Metellus, Macedonicus. Hence Posidonius draws his chief argument to confute those that hold the third to be the Roman proper name, as Camillus, Marcellus, Cato; as in this case, those that had but two names would have no proper name at all. He did not, however, observe that by his own reasoning he must rob the women absolutely of their names-; for none of them have the first, which Posidonius imagines the proper name with the Romans. Of the other two, one was common to the whole family, Pompeii, Manlii, Cornelii, (as with us Greeks, the HeraclidaB, and Pelopidae, ) the other titular, and personal, taken either from their natures, or actions, or bodily characteristics, as Macrinus, Torquatus, Sylla; such as are Mnemon, Grypus, or Callinicus among the Greeks. On the subject of names, however, the irregularity of custom, would we insist upon it, might furnish us with discourse enough. There is a likeness of Marius in stone at Ravenna, in Gaul, * which T myself saw, quite corresponding with that roughness and harshness of character that is ascribed to him. Being naturally valiant and warlike, and more acquainted also with the discipline of the camp than of the city, he could not moderate his passion when in authority. He is said never to have either studied Greek, or to have made use of that language in any matter of consequence; thinking it ridiculous to bestow time in that learning, the teachers of which were little better than slaves. So after his second triumph, when at the dedication of a.

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
Authors: Plutarch
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 136
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-90307-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
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LSN: 1-234-90307-5
Barcode: 9781234903077

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