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(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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