“Terrific . . . precisely the kind of assortment we now have lengthy wanted: one delivering a variety of texts, either literary and documentary, and that--with the inclusion of Sulpicia and Perpetua--allows scholars to listen to the voices of tangible ladies from the traditional international. The translations themselves are fluid; the inclusion of lengthy extracts permits scholars to sink their enamel into fabric in methods impossible with conventional resource books. The nameless texts, inscriptions, and different non-literary fabric topically prepared within the 'Documentary' part will permit scholars to determine how the documentary facts supplementations or undermines the perspectives complicated within the literary texts. it is a ebook that are supposed to be of serious use to somebody educating a survey of the heritage of historic Rome or a Roman Civilization path. i glance ahead to instructing with this publication that's, i believe, the easiest resource publication i've got visible for how we train those days.” --David Potter, college of Michigan
“Eager to be immersed within the richness, variety, and uncooked power of the way historic Romans lived and inspiration? This so much readable anthology is a revealing, seductive page-turner, difficult to place down as soon as opened.” --Richard J. Talbert, The collage of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“An extraordinary and well-chosen choice of key assets for the examine of old Rome, rendered into energetic and fascinating English. jointly they give a landscape of republican and imperial lifestyles and letters. hugely recommended.” --Nathan Rosenstein, The Ohio kingdom college
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20] I restored the Capitolium and the Theater of Pompey, each at considerable expense, without having my name inscribed on either. I restored in a great many places aqueduct conduits that were in bad condition because of their age, and I doubled the volume of the Aqua Marcia by directing a new source into it. I completed the Julian Forum and the basilica14 that stood between the temples of Castor and Saturn, works that my father had begun and nearly finished. When that basilica was consumed by fire [AD 12], I enlarged the site and began construction on another basilica in the name of my two sons, and I gave orders that my heirs should finish the work if I did not complete it before my death.
14 AUGUSTUS 15 The Accomplishments of the Deified Augustus The following is a copy of the Accomplishments of the Deified Augustus, a record of the deeds by which he subjected the whole world to the power of the Roman people, and of the expenditures he made for the benefit of the Republic and the people of Rome. The original is inscribed on two bronze pillars set up in Rome. 1 For this reason in the consulship of C. Pansa and A. Hirtius [43 BC] the Senate enrolled me into its ranks with honorific decrees, bestowed upon me the right to express my opinion in the Senate with those of consular rank, and granted me the legal power to command an army.
Suddenly a shout went up from Gracchus’ conspirators and violence erupted on the spot. Some of Gracchus’ supporters circled around him like bodyguards. 21 They drove the wealthy from the assembly with such an uproar and with so many violent blows that the tribunes left their positions in the middle of the assembly in fear and the priests closed the doors of the temple. The scene was chaotic, with many people running in every direction trying to escape, unaware of what was really going on. Rumors spread.