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By Fernando De Rojas

A bawdy romance from 1499 approximately 2 enthusiasts and their go-between, Celestina

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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.

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