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Cornelius Tacitus, The Annals (ed. Alfred John Church, William Jackson Brodribb) 6 0 Browse Search
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Cornelius Tacitus, The Annals (ed. Alfred John Church, William Jackson Brodribb), BOOK II, chapter 86 (search)
Next the emperor brought forward a motion for the election of a Vestal virgin in the room of Occia, who for fifty-seven years had presided with the most immaculate virtue over the Vestal worship. He formally thanked Fonteius Agrippa and Domitius Pollio for offering their daughters and so vying with one another in zeal for the commonwealth. Pollio's daughter was preferred, only because her mother had lived with one and the same husband, while Agrippa had impaired the honour of his house byfty-seven years had presided with the most immaculate virtue over the Vestal worship. He formally thanked Fonteius Agrippa and Domitius Pollio for offering their daughters and so vying with one another in zeal for the commonwealth. Pollio's daughter was preferred, only because her mother had lived with one and the same husband, while Agrippa had impaired the honour of his house by a divorce. The emperor consoled his daughter, passed over though she was with a dowry of a million sesterces.
Cornelius Tacitus, The Annals (ed. Alfred John Church, William Jackson Brodribb), BOOK IV, chapter 16 (search)
ned this priesthood was emancipated from the father's authority, as also was his wife, as passing into the husband's control. So the Senate, Tiberius argued, ought to apply some remedy by a decree or a law, as Augustus had accommodated certain relics of a rude antiquity to the modern spirit. It was then decided, after a discussion of religious questions, that the institution of the priests of Jupiter should remain unchanged. A law however was passed that the priestess, in regard to her sacred functions, was to be under the husband's control, but in other respects to retain the ordinary legal position of women. Maluginensis, the son, was chosen successor to his father. To raise the dignity of the priesthood and to inspire the priests with more zeal in attending to the ceremonial, a gift of two million sesterces was decreed to the Vestal Cornelia, chosen in the room of Scantia; and, whenever Augusta entered the theatre, she was to have a place in the seats of the Vestals.
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 1, line 523 (search)
kest gloom And plunged the world in darkness, so that men Despaired of day-like as he veiled his light From that fell banquetCompare Ben Jonson's ' Catiline,' I. 1: Lecca. The day goes back, Or else my senses. Cirius. As at Atreus' feast. which Mycenae saw. The jaws of Etna were agape with flame That rose not heavenwards, but headlong fell In smoking stream upon th' Italian flank. Then black Charybdis, from her boundless depth, Threw up a gory sea. In piteous tones Howled the wild dogs; the Vestal fire was snatched From off the altar; and the flame that crowned The Latin festival was split in twain, As on the Theban pyre,When the Theban brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, were being burned on the same pyre, the flame shot up in two separate tongues, indicating that even in death they could not be reconciled. (Mr. Haskins' note, citing Statius, 'Theb.') in ancient days; Earth tottered on its base: the mighty Alps From off their summits shook th' eternal snow.'Shook the old snow from off
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Locke, David Ross 1833-1888 (search)
Locke, David Ross 1833-1888 (better known by the pen name of petroleum V. Nasby), satirist; born in Vestal, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1833; was successively editor and publisher of the Plymouth Advertiser, Mansfield Herald, Bucyrus Journal, and Findlay Jeffersonian in 1852 – 60. He later became proprietor and editor of the Toledo Blade, in which were published his famous Nasby letters. Mr. Locke declined the tender of public office from Presidents Lincoln and Grant, the latter offering him an important foreign mission. In 1871 he became managing editor of the Evening mail in New York City. Among his publications are Divers views, opinions, and prophecies of yours truly; Swingina round the Cirkle; The moral history of America's life struggle; The morals of Abou ben Adhem, or Eastern fruit in Western dishes, etc. He died in Toledo, O., Feb. 15, 188