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Polybius, Histories, book 1, Failures of Hanno (search)
in force: he was not sagacious in his use of opportunities, and managed the whole business with neither skill nor promptitude. It was thus that his first expedition miscarried when he went to relieve Utica. The number of his elephants, of which he had as many as a hundred, struck terror into the enemy; yet he made so poor a use of this advantage that, instead of turning it into a complete victory, he very nearly brought the besieged, as well as himself, to utter destruction. He brought from Carthage catapults and darts, and in fact all the apparatus for a siege; and having encamped outside Utica undertook an assault upon the enemy's entrenchment. The elephants forced their way into the camp, and the enemy, unable to withstand their weight and the fury of their attack, entirely evacuated the position. They lost a large number from wounds inflicted by the elephants' tusks; while the survivors made their way to a certain hill, which was a kind of natural fortification thickly covered wit
Polybius, Histories, book 3, Hannibal Contacts the Celts (search)
hrough the intervening difficulties to these parts, and avail himself of the active alliance of the Celts. When his messengers returned with a report that the Celts were ready to help him and all eagerness for his approach; and that the passage of the Alps, though laborious and difficult, was not, however, impossible, he collected his forces from their winter quarters at the approach of spring. Just before receiving this report he had learnt the circumstances attending the Roman embassy at Carthage. Encouraged by the assurance thus given him, that he would be supported by the' popular sentiment at home, he no longer disguised from his army that the object of the forthcoming campaign was Rome; and tried to inspire them with courage for the undertaking. He explained to them how the Romans had demanded the surrender of himself and all the officers of the army: and pointed out the fertility of the country to which they were going, and the good-will and active alliance which the Celts were
Polybius, Histories, book 11, Carthaginians Driven From Spain (search)
en melted and fused. . . . Scipio on the Expulsion of the Carthaginians from Spain in Consequence of the Above Victory When every one complimented Scipio after he hadScipio's idea of transferring the war to Africa. driven the Carthaginians from Iberia, and advised him straightway to take some rest and ease, as having put a period to the war, he answered that he "congratulated them on their sanguine hopes; for himself he was now more than ever revolving in his mind how to begin the war with Carthage. Up to that time the Carthaginians had waged war upon the Romans; but that now fortune put it in the power of the Romans to make war upon them. . . ." Scipio's Visit to Syphax, King of Masaesylians See Livy, 28, 17, 18. In his conversation with Syphax, Scipio, who was eminentlyScipio's influence over Syphax. endowed by nature in this respect, conducted himself with so much kindness and tact, that Hasdrubal afterwards remarked to Syphax that "Scipio appeared more formidable to him in such a
M. Tullius Cicero, On the Responses of the Haruspices (ed. C. D. Yonge), chapter 4 (search)
In truth, as that great man, Publius Scipio, appears to me to have been born for the overthrow and destruction of Carthage, he being the only man who, at last, as it were, by a special decree of destiny, did overthrow it after it had been besieged, attacked, undermined, and almost taken by many generals; so Titus Annius appears to have been born, and to have been given to the republic, by a sort of divine munificence as it were for the express purpose of repressing and extinguishing and utterly destroying that pest of the state. He alone has discovered the way not only of defeating but also of fettering an armed citizen who was driving the citizens away, some by the sword, some by stones, was confining others to their houses and alarming the whole city,
Q. Horatius Flaccus (Horace), The Works of Horace (ed. C. Smart, Theodore Alois Buckley), book 2, He supposes himself to consult with Trebatius, whether he should desist from writing satires, or not. (search)
rigescunt. What? when Lucilius had the courage to be the first in composing verses after this manner, and to pull off that mask, Detrahere pellem. A figurative expression taken from the stage. The ancient masks were of skins. by means of which each man strutted in public view with a fair outside, though foul within; was Laelius, and he who derived a well-deserved title from the destruction of Carthage, offended at his wit, or were they hurt at Metellus being lashed, or Lupus covered over with his lampoons? But he took to task the heads of the people, and the people themselves, class by class; The great men, and people of whatever tribe. It is plain from what remains to us of Lucilius, that he did not spare the great. Besides Metellus and Lupus already mentioned, he attacked also Mutius Scaevola, Titus Albutius, Torquatus, Marcus Carbo, Lucius Tub
Boethius, Consolatio Philosophiae, Book Two , Metrum 7: (search)
titulis: "titles, inscriptions." aequat summis infima: cf. 2P2.9. Fabricii: Fabricius, the hero of the war with Pyrrhus (c. 280 B.C.), renowned for an austere and virtuous way of life. quid: "[to] what [purpose]?" There is no need to decide which Brutus (the expeller of kings or the assassin of Caesar) and which Cato (the consul of 195 and later censor renowned for strict morals and hostility to Carthage or the contemporary and opponent of Caesar) B. has in mind; all were proverbial heroes. superstes: nominative, modifies fama . quod: "because." vocabula: i.e., "names." iacetis: sc. superbi (line 7). aura: ablative. hoc: i.e., the "immortality" of fame.
Sallust, Conspiracy of Catiline (ed. John Selby Watson, Rev. John Selby Watson, M.A.), chapter 10 (search)
But when, by perseverance and integrity, the republic had increased its power; when mighty princes had been vanquished in war;X. When mighty princes had been vanquished in war] Perses, Antiochus, Mithridates, Tigranes, and others. when barbarous tribes and populous states had been reduced to subjection; when Carthage, the rival of Rome's dominion, had been utterly destroyed, and sea and land lay every where open to her sway, Fortune then began to exercise her tyranny, and to introduce universal innovation. To those who had easily endured toils, dangers, and doubtful and difficult circumstances, ease and wealth, the objects of desire to others, became a burden and a trouble. At first the love of money, and then that of power, began to prevail, and these became, as it were, the sources of every evil. For avarice subverted honesty, integrity, and other honorable principles, and, in their stead, inculcated pride, inhumanity, contempt of religion, and general venality. Ambition prompted m
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Tiberius (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 1 (search)
s, Cornelius. The Cognomen was put last, and marked the familia; as Cicero, Casar, etc. Some gentes appear to have had no surname, as the Marian; and gens and familia seem sometimes to be put one for the other; as the Fabia gens, or FabiafamiKa. Sometimes there was a fourth name, properly called the Agnommn, but sometimes likewise Cognomen, which was added on account of some illustrious action or remarkable event. Thus Scipio was named Publius Cornelius Scipio Aficanus, from the conquest of Carthage. In the same manner, his brother was called Lucius Cornelius Scipio Asiaticus. Thus also Quintus Fabius Maximus received the Agnomen of Cunctator, from his checking the victorious career of Hannibal by avoiding a battle. but rejected by common consent the praenomen of Lucius, when, of the two races who bore it, one individual had been convicted of robbery, and another of murder. Amongst other cognomina, they assumed that of Nero, which in the Sabine language signifies strong and valiant.
ho still lay "that flattering unction to their souls," that they are fighting for the Union and its flag, will be behind the age; they will resemble Doblin on the treadmill, who fancies he is getting along finely on his journey, while he is simply grinding his master's corn. The Abolition journals will not now cease to urge their panacea upon the North, until it has been swallowed or emphatically declined. Like the Roman Senator who, devoted to a single object, said only, "Delenda est Carthago" in debate, whatever might be the subject under consideration, we shall have nothing now but the reiteration of "Slavery is doomed" thrust by these mock philanthropists upon the public car. They have hinged their moral upon their political code so cleverly that the point of separation is undiscernible to their own vision. It is an undoubted fact that many who heretofore have entertained no thought of Abolitionism have been gradually coaxed, by the sophistries of these arch mischief makers,
ier, one of the most respectable as well as able journals in New England, and a paper which never has joined the hue and cry of the Northern demons against the South, has the following very sharp article on the stone blockade: "The criticism to which the plan of choking up the harbor of Charleston is subjected by the London Examiner, with which we perceive other foreign journals coincide, deserves much more than transient consideration. We may find the carrying out of this delenda est Carthago policy a much more serious cause of hostility, and even hatred towards us among all civilized nations, than any deviation from a doubtful principle of international law. We had supposed when we had glanced at the accounts of preparations for this expedient, and until quite recently, that it was only intended for a more effectual but still temporary blockade than could well be put in force by other means; but we did not imagine that the object was to change the very geography of nature in a