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Latin Readings, Livy V, the Wicked Schoolmaster, RS Conway

Livy V, the Wicked Schoolmaster, RS Conway

Quae ubi Camillus audivit, "non ad similem" inquit, "tui nec populum nec imperatorem scelestus ipse cum scelesto munere venisti. Nobis cum Faliscis quae pacto fit humano societas non est: quam ingeneravit natura utrisque est eritque.

Sunt et belli, sicut pacis, iura, iusteque ea non minus quam fortiter didicimus gerere.

Arma habemus non adversus eam aetatem cui etiam captis urbibus parcitur, sed adversus armatos et ipsos qui, nec laesi nec lacessiti a nobis, castra Romana ad Veios oppugnarunt.

Eos tu quantum in te fuit novo scelere vicisti: ego Romanis artibus, virtute opere armis vincam". Denudatum deinde eum manibus post tergum inligatis reducendum Falerios pueris tradidit, virgasque eis quibus proditorem agerent in urbem verberantes dedit.

Fides Romana, iustitia imperatoris in foro et curia celebrantur; consensuque omnium legati Romam ad senatum qui dederent Falerios proficiscuntur.



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Livy V, the Wicked Schoolmaster, RS Conway

Quae ubi Camillus audivit, "non ad similem" inquit, "tui nec populum nec imperatorem scelestus ipse cum scelesto munere venisti. On hearing this Camillus has not heard, "I do not risen to the same," he said, "You, you have come with your villainous offer to a nation or a commander like yourself. Nobis cum Faliscis quae pacto fit humano societas non est: quam ingeneravit natura utrisque est eritque. But for us our way is done by human society, far from the Faliscan territory and which is: how first implanted in the nature of the continue to do so.

Sunt et belli, sicut pacis, iura, iusteque ea non minus quam fortiter didicimus gerere. There are also, of the war, just as the rights of peace, have learned to wage our wars with justice no less than with courage.

Arma habemus non adversus eam aetatem cui etiam captis urbibus parcitur, sed adversus armatos et ipsos qui, nec laesi nec lacessiti a nobis, castra Romana ad Veios oppugnarunt. We bear no weapons against those of an age which is spared even in the capture of the cities, but against those who are armed as we are, and who without any injury or provocation from us attacked the Roman camp at Veii.

Eos tu quantum in te fuit novo scelere vicisti: ego Romanis artibus, virtute opere armis vincam". Was by some new wickedness in thee, how much power you have conquered them; for I, by Roman arts, by the power and force of arms I will win ". Denudatum deinde eum manibus post tergum inligatis reducendum Falerios pueris tradidit, virgasque eis quibus proditorem agerent in urbem verberantes dedit. He delivered him, with hands tied behind the back of the then fastened back to Falerii, and then was stripped, the young men, drove him into town after blow gave to the traitor as providing them with rods.

Fides Romana, iustitia imperatoris in foro et curia celebrantur; consensuque omnium legati Romam ad senatum qui dederent Falerios proficiscuntur. The Roman sense, in the markets, and the court of the justice of their general are celebrated; with the unanimous approval of all the deputies of the senate, the surrender of Falerii to Rome, to go on this mission.

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