Monthly Archives: October 2012

Chronicles From the City Founding of Livius Titus, Book I

We skip chapters 22, 23, and 24. The new king Tullus Hostilius hastens to pick a quarrel with the Albans. Death of Cluilius. His successor as Alban leader confers with Tullus. The war is to be decided by a combat … Continue reading

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Thucydides’ History, Book 6

Chapter 22 “Thus it seems to me that we must bring many hoplites, both our own and those of our allies, and our subjects too, and if we can either persuade some of the Peloponessians to be brought along or … Continue reading

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Thucydides’ History, Book 6

Chapter 20 “Since, in all ways, I see that you, good Athenians, are eager to go to war, may it turn out just as we wish, and I shall indicate what I know concerning the present matter. The cities, or … Continue reading

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Thucydides’ History Book 2: The Funeral Oration

I fell a little behind in my translations. Chapter 39 may come at a later date but it’s really not likely. Chapter 40 For we love the noble with thrift and we love knowledge without moral weakness ; and we … Continue reading

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Chronicles From the City Founding of Livius Titus, Book I

Chapter 20 Numa establishes new priesthoods, and the office of the Pontifex Maximus. At that time, he turned his mind to appointing priests although he himself performed many more sacraments, especially those which now pertain to the flamen of Jupiter1. … Continue reading

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Thucydides’ History, Book 6

Chapter 18 “Thus by saying what is it befitting that we shrink from it or by making excuses to our allies there, that we would not give aid? To these men, since we swore an oath together, we must give … Continue reading

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Chronicles From the City Founding of Livius Titus, Book I

We pass over chapters 17 and 18. The Interregnum. Numa Pompilius, a Sabine, is elected king. Chapter 19 Numa builds a temple to Janus. He claims to be guided by the goddess Egeria, and reforms the calendar. Numa1, who thus … Continue reading

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