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• Bibulus was Cæsar's colleague in the consulship, and at first made some attempts to control him, but was soon obliged to desist, and to pass in entire insignificance the remainder of his nominal magistracy. This year of Rome was called the consulship of Julius and Cæsar.
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LUCIUS JUNIUS BRUTUS,
Man's love of life beyond even life extends,
7 Exuit patrem ut consulem ageret, orbusque vivere quam publicæ vindictæ deesse maluit. Val. Max. 1. v. c. viii.
παντα τα σερι την τιμωριαν εθη και νομιμα φυλατίων, οσα τους κακεργους αποκείθαι παθειν, εν αγορα, σαντων ορωνίων, αικιθεντας τα σωμαία πληγαις αυλες, απασι τοις γινομενοις παρων, τοτε συνεχώρησε τες αυχενας τους πελεκεσιν αποκοDion. Hal. 1. v.
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9 while tears and groans confessid
YTTEP απανία δε τα παραδοξα και θαυμασα τα ανδρος, το ατενες της οψεως και το ατεγκτον ην" ---μονος ντε ανακλανσαμενος ωφθη τον μορον των παιδων, 11ε αποιμωξας εαυτού της καθεξισης των οικον ερημιάς. DION. HAL. 1. ν.
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9 We find from Virgil, that even the hard-hearted Romans were divided in their opinion upon this most extraordinary transaction :
utcunque ferent ea facta minores,” Virg. Æn. vi. Manlius, however, presents another example of still more extravagant and unnatural rigour, when he condemns his son, a gallant young conqueror, to death, for a slight deviation from discipline. This barbarian,
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after exhorting the young man in an unfeeling declamation to bear his fate with magnanimity, ordered his head to be struck off, and looke: on at the execution of the sentence. It is reasonable to suppose that the power of life and death given by the Roman laws to parents over their children, might, in some degree, have weakened the ties of natural affection, and substituted in their place ideas of severity, which led to excesses otherwise unaccountable. Parents had it in their option either to bring up a new-born child, or to suffer it to perish: thus, what would among us be considered as the most extreme proof of inhumanity, was then looked upon as a matter of indifference. The whole youth of Rome were in a state of actual Navery; with this difference only, that their masters were their fathers. Among Catiline's conspirators was A. Fulvius,“ senatoris filius ; quem retractum ex itinere parens necari jussit.” This parental order is mentioned by Sallust, whose words I have just now quoted. This is the state, from which declaimers are fond of taking their images of liberty.
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