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Diodorus Siculus, Library, Book XIII, Chapter 28 (search)
neral of the forces sent by the Lacedaemonians to the aid of Syracuse; cp. chap. 7. who still maintained implacable his hatred of Athenians, mounting the rostrum began his argument with that topic. "I am greatly surprised, men of Syracuse, to see that you so quickly, on a matter in which you have suffered grievously by deeds, are moved to change your minds by words.Cp. "The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did who, in order to save your city from desolation, faced peril against men who came to destroy your country, have become relaxed in temper, why, then, should we who have suffered no wrong exert ourselves? Do you in heaven's name, men of Syracuse, grant me pardon as I set forth my counsel with all frankness; for, being a Spartan, I have also a Spartan's manner of speech. And first of all one might inquire how Nicolaus can say, 'Show mercy to the Athenians,' who have rende
Diodorus Siculus, Library, Book XIII, Chapter 29 (search)
"Will it not be strange, men of Syracuse, if those who have perished chose death on your behalf of their own accord, but that you on their behalf shall not exact punishment from even your bitterest enemies? and that, though you praise those who gave their very lives to preserve their country's freedom, you shall make it a matter of greater moment to preserve the lives of the murderers than to safeguard the honour of these men? You have voted to embellish at public expense the tombs of the departed; yet what fairer embellishment will you find than the punishing of their slayers? Unless, by Zeus, it would be by enrolling them among your citizens, you should wish to leave living trophies of the departed. But, it may be said, they have renounced the name of enemies and have become suppliants. On what grounds, pray, would this humane treatment have been accorded them? For those who first established our ordinances regarding these matters prescrib
Diodorus Siculus, Library, Book XIII, Chapter 30 (search)
st been wronged; yet that is what they did. For though they were your friends until then, on a sudden, without warning, with an armament of such strength they laid siege to Syracusans. It is characteristic of arrogant men, anticipating the decision of Fortune, to decree the punishment of peoples not yet conquered; and this also they have not left undone. For before the Athenians ever set foot on Sicily they approved a resolution to sell into slavery the citizens of Syracuse and Selinus and to compel the remaining Sicilians to pay tribute. When there is to be found in the same men greediness, treachery, arrogance, what person in his right mind would show them mercy? How then, mark you, did the Athenians treat the Mitylenaeans? Why after conquering them, although the Mitylenaeans had no intention of doing them any wrong but only desired their freedom, they voted to put to the sword all the inhabitants of the city.This decree was not actu
T. Maccius Plautus, Menaechmi, or The Twin Brothers (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 5, scene 9 (search)
e disagreable for me to tell what you wish. My name is Menaechmus. MENAECHMUS SOSICLES Why, by my troth, so is mine. MENAECHMUS of Epidamnus. I am a Sicilian, of Syracuse. MENAECHMUS SOSICLES Troth, the same is my native country. MENAECHMUS of Epidamnus. What is it that I hear of you? MENAECHMUS SOSICLES That which is the fact. MEu are called Menaechmus? MENAECHMUS of Epidamnus. I did so indeed. MESSENIO pointing to his master. His name, too, is Menaechmus. You said that you were born at Syracuse, in Sicily; he was born there. You said that Moschus was your father; he was his as well. Now both of you can be giving help to me and to yourselves at the same It is. MESSENIO Do you say that Moschus was your father? MENAECHMUS of Epidamnus. Truly, I do say so. MENAECHMUS SOSICLES And mine as well. MESSENIO Are you of Syracuse? MENAECHMUS of Epidamnus. Certainly. MESSENIO And you? MENAECHMUS SOSICLES Why not the same? MESSENIO Hitherto the marks agree perfectly well. Still lend me yo
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Divus Augustus (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 70 (search)
bed-chamber, both winter and summer, during forty years:It was usual among the Romans to have separate sets of apartments for summer and winter use, according to their exposure to the sun. for though he was sensible that the city did not agree with his health in the winter, he nevertheless resided constantly in it during that season. If at any time he wished to be perfectly retired, and secure from interruption, he shut himself up in an apartment at the top of his house, which he called his Syracuse or *texno/fuonThis word may be interpreted the Cabinet of Arts. It was common, in the houses of the great, among the Romans, to have an apartment called the Study, or Museum. Pliny says, beautifully, "0 mare! 0 littus I verum secretumque mousei=on, quam multa invenitis, quam multa dictatis?" O sea! 0 shore! Thou real and secluded museum; what treasures of science do you not discover to us !--Epist. i. 9. or he went to some villa belonging to his freedmen near the city. But when he was in
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Tiberius (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 74 (search)
Upon his last birth-day, he had brought a full-sized statue of the Timenian Apollo from Syracuse, a work of exquisite art, intending to place it in the library of the new temple;In the temple of the Palatine Apollo. See AUGUSTUS, c. xxix. but he dreamt that the god appeared to him in the night, and assured him "that his statue could not be erected by him." A few days before he died, the Pharos at Capri was thrown down by an earthquake. And at Misenum, some embers and live coals, which were brought in to warm his apartment, went out, and after being quite cold, burst out into a flame again towards evening, and continued burning very brightly for several hours.
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Caligula (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 20 (search)
He likewise exhibited public diversions in Sicily, Grecian games at Syracuse, and Attic plays at Lyons in Gaul: besides a contest for pre-eminence in the Grecian and Roman eloquence; in which we are told that such as were baffled bestowed rewards upon the best performers, and were obliged to compose speeches in their praise: but that those who performed the worst were forced to blot out what they had written with a sponge or their tongue, unless they preferred to be beaten with a rod, or plunged over head and ears into the nearest river.
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Caligula (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 21 (search)
nt of the soldiers, and gymnastic exercises. For this purpose they were used to construct temporary amphitheatres near the stations in the distant provinces, which were not built of stone or brick, but hollow circular spots dug in the ground, round which the spectators sat on the declivity, on ranges of seats cut in the sod. Many vestiges of this kind have been traced in Britain. of which works, one was completed by his successor Claudius, and the other remained as he left it. The walls of Syracuse, which had fallen to decay by length of time, he repaired, as he likewise did the temples of the gods. He formed plans for rebuilding the palace of Polycrates at Samos, finishing the temple of the Didymaean Apollo at Miletus, and building a town on a ridge of the Alps; but, above all, for cutting through the isthmus in AchaiaThe Isthmus of Corinth; an enterprize which had formerly been attempted by Demetrius, and which was also projected by Julius Caesar, c. xliv., and Nero, c. xix.; but th
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 15.65 (search)
already called the attention of Congress to this matter, but without effect. I presented this bill to the Honorable James E. English, member of Congress from my district, who fortunately was on the Naval Committee and untiringly urged the matter on their attention. The chairman of the committee, A. H. Rice, of Massachusetts, As Mr. Welles points out in his letter (see below), this was an error of Mr. Bushnell's. The chairman of the Naval Committee was Charles B. Sedgwick. of Syracuse, New York. Mr. Rice came second on the committee.--editors. also cooperated most heartily, so that in about thirty days, The time was actually fifteen days.-editors. it I remember correctly, the bill passed both Houses, and was immediately signed by President Lincoln. The bill required all plans of iron-clad vessels to be submitted to a board of naval officers appointed by yourself. The board consisted of Admirals Smith and Paulding and Captain Davis, who examined hundreds of plans, good an
says that the passage of an ordinance of secession by the Legislature would be an arrogation of power not vested in it. It favors calling a State Convention, the delegates to be elected directly from the people. It denies the stories of violence to Union men at Baltimore. There is a great feeling among business men of the city for the re-establishment of trade, and silent conservatism is changing gradually to open Unionism.--N. Y. Times, April 27. A large meeting of the ladies of Syracuse, N. Y., was held, to organize for providing supplies for the volunteers. Mrs. E. W. Leavenworth was made president, Mrs. II. W. Chittenden, vice-president, and Mrs. J. B. Burnet, treasurer. The Common Council of Buffalo, N. Y., yesterday appropriated $35,000 to equip the Sixty-fifth and Seventy-fourth Regiments.--N. Y. Times, April 27. The Seventh Regiment of New York took the oath to support the Constitution of the United States, at the War Department, in Washington; not a man flinch
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