The Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero to Several of His Friends, 第 5 卷

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J. Ballantyne, 1808
 

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第 48 頁 - Modena, which was reduced to extremity, and, by the strength of his works, to prevent their throwing any relief into it. Hirtius and Octavius, on the other hand, elate with victory, were determined at all hazards to relieve it : and after two or three days spent in finding the most likely place of breaking through the...
第 34 頁 - A little before his retreat, he took a small statue of Minerva, which had long been reverenced in his family as a kind of tutelar deity, and carrying it to the capitol, placed it in the temple of Jupiter, under the title of Minerva, the guardian of the city'.
第 147 頁 - ... besides which, he also assured them, that if he obtained, the victory, they should receive an equal share of the spoils with his own troops ; a reward which all the world knows would have been without end or measure. These promises made a deep impression upon them ; and it was with great difficulty I kept them from deserting. I should not, indeed, have been able to have effected this, if I had not cantoned them in distant quarters ; as some of the cohorts, notwithstanding they were thus separated,...
第 3 頁 - I should remain in this province, or march into Italy. If I were to consider only my own ease and safety, I should certainly continue here ; but as, in the present conjuncture, the republic has more occasion for legions than for provinces...
第 2 頁 - ... not to mention how strenuously I withstood all the applications that were made to me for parting with the thirtieth legion. I could not indeed have given it up, without depriving myself of a very considerable strength for the defence of the republic; as there are no troops in the whole world that are animated with a braver or more martial spirit than those of which that legion is composed. Upon the whole, I hope you will do me the justice to believe, in the first place, that I am extremely desirous...
第 2 頁 - I could have surmounted this difficulty, I must have conquered another and a still greater ; as nothing less than a pair of wings could have rendered it practicable for me to have crossed the Alps, whilst every pass was guarded by the troops of Lepidus. Add to this, that I could...
第 80 頁 - But it is usual with the people in all government*, and especially in ours, to be particularly disposed to abuse their liberty, by licentious reflections on those to whom they are indebted for the enjoyment of it. However, one should be careful not to give them any just cause for their censures.
第 147 頁 - These promises made a deep impression upon them ; and it was with great difficulty I kept them from deserting. I should not, indeed, have been able to have effected this, if I had not cantoned them in distant quarters ; as some of the cohorts, notwithstanding they were thus separated, had the insolence to mutiny. Antony endeavoured likewise to gain the rest of the legions, by immense offers. Nor was Lepidus less importunate with me to send him the thirtieth legion, which he solicited both by his...

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