By John Marincola
This ebook is a examine of a number of the claims to authority made via the traditional Greek and Roman historians all through their histories, and of how during which the culture of historic historiography formed their responses and molded the presentation of themselves to their viewers. Guiding them of their claims to be authoritative was once the culture of the founders and top practitioners of historical past, Herodotus and Thucydides.
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Then, bidding the rest follow behind him, he addresses them thus as they pass. Lo the consul is at hand for whom we have delayed an age of nobler ore. Go ye, years long prayed for : ; ; ' ! by man, bring back virtue let genius flourish once more may Bacchus give you joy and fruitful Ceres Let not the constellation of the Serpent bless you. breathe forth too icy an air from between the two Ploughing Oxen nor the Bear vent his excessive ; ; 35 CLAUDIAN non toto fremat ore l Leo, nee brachia Cancri urat atrox aestas, madidae nee prodigus urnae semina praerupto dissolvat Aquarius imbre.
Delicti paenitet illos " Fuerit tamen omnibus crimen et ad nostras manaverit usque secures plus ideo sumenda 310 : unum : tibi fastigia vitas, ne pereat tarn priscus honos, qui portus honorum 315 semper erat. nullo sarciri consule damnum excepto Stilichone potest. bene praescia tempus mens tua distulerat mine per te titulus. titulo tune crescere posses, consul succurre gravatis consulibus, quicumque fuit, quicumque futurus ; annum redde tuum, quern iam secura sequatur 320 1 ; Birt prints factorum Koch suggests fractorum 1 24 Claudian is (EH) ; the other** MSS.
Open to the blows of fate while at one and the same time she fought a thousand battles, conquered Spain, laid siege to the cities of Sicily, subdued Gaul by land and Carthage by sea, never did she yield to her losses nor show fear at any blow, but rose to greater heights of courage after the disasters of Cannae and Trebia, and, while the enemy's fire threatened her, and her foe 1 smote upon her walls, sent an army against the furthest Iberians. Nor did Ocean bar her way ; launching upon the deep, she sought in another world for Britons to be vanquished.