The Works of the British Poets, Vol. 48: Including the Most Esteemed Translations from the Greek and Roman Authors; Containing Francis and Pye's Version of Horace (Classic Reprint) by Thomas Park (Paperback / softback, 2016)
Excerpt from The Works of the British Poets, Vol. 48: Including the Most Esteemed Translations From the Greek and Roman Authors; Containing Francis and Pye's Version of Horace The calm that Augustus created, after the hor rors of the revolution, caused his very name to be adored; and men were so far degraded as to rejoice, because they could awake without the fear of see ing their names included in a proscription. Sunk into a state of pusillanimity, the Roman people lost sight, in the amphitheatre and circus, of that freedom and civil right, for which the plains of Cannaz and Pharsalia had been deluged in blood. If any one, in whose breast the ardour of freedom was t entirely extinguished, dared to question the great nephew of Caesar concerning the tenure of his power, a single glance of the Emperor at his Lictors reduced him to silence. The fine arts of Greece, transplanted round the capital, ourished under his auspices, and strewed with owers the path he was silently opening to despotism. Tyranny had never a more attractive beginning; all was enchanting - all admired. Augustus took advantage of the illusion, and gave the last stab to the liberties of his country. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.