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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith) 16 16 Browse Search
Pliny the Elder, The Natural History (ed. John Bostock, M.D., F.R.S., H.T. Riley, Esq., B.A.) 2 2 Browse Search
Boethius, Consolatio Philosophiae 1 1 Browse Search
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome 1 1 Browse Search
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Boethius, Consolatio Philosophiae, Book Two , Metrum 6: (search)
- -). The great fire at Rome of A.D. 64; rumors of an imperial arsonist were spread by well-placed citizens. quantas dederit ruinas: indirect question; the subject is the relative clause (lines 3-7). urbe . . . caesis: ablative absolute. patribus: "senators." fratre interempto: Tiberius Claudius Caesar, son of Claudius, murdered by his adoptive brother in A.D. 55. matris effuso . . . cruore: ablative of means with maduit. Refers to the murder of Agrippina in 59 A.D.: the rumor that the murderous son cast a coolly appraising eye over his mother's corpse is repeated by Tacitus ( Ann. 14.3ff), but neither endorsed nor scotched by him. visu: < visus , "sight, vision." censor: here, "evaluator, judge." Rome's swa