Elegantiae Latinae: or, Rules & exercises illustrative of elegant Latin style; intended for the use of the middle & higher classes of grammar schools ...
Howe & Spalding, 1819 - 256 páginas
ablative absolute accusative adeò adjective alius army arts atque Cæsar Catiline cause chiefly Cicero clause conjunction connexion copiousness cùm dative death dignity effect elegance elegantly placed eloquence enemy English enim Ennius etsi EXAMPLES excellent expressions father followed force fortune friendship genitive genius give greater greatest honor idea infinitive labor Latin Latin language learned lives Livy malè maximè means ment mihi mind modò nature necessary nemo neque nihil nisi noun numbers observed omnis omnium orator participle perfect period periphrasis perspicuity pleasure PLEONASM pluperfect Pompey praise preposition pronoun quæ quàm quantus quia quid quidem Quintilian quis quod reason relative relative clause rendered Roman rules Sallust scholar sense sentence sometimes speaking style subjunctive subjunctive mood substantive sunt talis tamen tantus tence thing tibi tion tive verb verò virtue volo whole wisdom wish words write
Página 187 - ... ad animum, ut summus furor atque amentia conse. 67 quatur. Nolite enim putare, quem ad modum in fabulis saepenumero videtis, eos, qui aliquid impie scelerateque commiserunt, agitari et perterreri Furiarum taedis ardentibus : sua quemque fraus et suus terror maxime vexat, suum quemque scelus agitat amentiaque adficit, suae malae cogitationes conscientiaeque animi terrent : hae sunt impiis assiduae domesticaeque Furiae, quae dies noctesque parentium 68 poenas a consceleratissimis filiis repetunt.
Página 235 - For though he died in an advanced age, yet such was the excellence and inimitable beauty of his art, that we thought him worthy of living for ever. Was he then so great a favourite with us all on account of the graceful motions of his body ; and shall we be insensible to the...
Página 128 - Caesar and the whole army, so that not a single act of bravery could pass unobserved ; for all the adjoining hills and eminences which afforded a near prospect of the sea, were covered with our men.
Página 213 - Beware, citizens, beware lest, as it was glorious for them to transmit so extensive an empire to posterity, Your inability to preserve and defend it prove not infamous for you. Though this past behaviour of thine was beyond all patience, Yet have I borne with it as I could. The structure of a period will be easily understood...
Página 34 - EXAMPLES. 1. As a calm at sea is understood, when the least breath of wind does not stir the waves ; so is the quiet and peaceful state of the mind beheld, when there is no passion...
Página 199 - ... other urgent advantages, this powerful motive likewise concurs; that he is already upon the spot; that he is at the head of an army, that he can immediately join it to the forces now in those parts; what wait we for? Or why do we not, when the gods so clearly discover their pleasure, intrust likewise this royal war to the care of the man, who has already terminated so many others with the highest advantage to the state?
Página 62 - ... the standardbearer of the tenth legion, having first invoked the gods for success, cried out aloud, ' Follow me, fellowsoldiers, unless you will betray the Roman eagle into the hands of the enemy : for my part, I am resolved to discharge my duty to Caesar and the commonwealth.
Página 221 - Nobis prima sit virtus perspicuitas, propria verba, rectus ordo, non in longum dilata conclusio, nihil neque desit, neque superfluat.
Página 235 - ... but these give strength in youth, and joy in old age ; adorn prosperity, and are the support and consolation of adversity ; at home they are delightful, and abroad they are easy ; at night they are company to us ; when we travel they attend us : and, in our rural retirements, they do not forsake us. Though we ourselves were incapable of them, and had no relish for their charms, still we should admire them when we see them in others.
Página 121 - Supposing therefore you should have a general, who may appear capable of defeating the forces of these two powerful kings in a pitched battle: yet unless he is also one that can restrain his hands, eyes, and thoughts from the riches of our allies, from their wives and children, from the ornaments of their cities and temples, and from the gold and treasures of their palaces, he is by no means fit to command in an Asiatic and a regal war.