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Ad Alpēs
A tale of Roman life
1923
editio: incognita
fons: librum vide
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The Lake Classical Series
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AD ALPĒS


A TALE OF ROMAN LIFE


BY
H.C. NUTTING
University of California



SCOTT, FORESMAN AND COMPANY
CHICAGO ATLANTA NEW YORK
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To
the boys and girls of today
who would join hands with
the boys and girls
of yesterday
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CONTENTS
Page
3
13
15
Caput
I
17
Pirates in the Aegean
18
Experience of Julius Caesar
20
II
17
Stasimus as an Interpreter
20
Hannibal against the Rhodian
22
Hannibal against Eumenes
22
III
17
Crete
24
Story of Ariadne
24
Hannibal’s Visit to Crete
28
IV
29
Isthmus at Corinth
29
The Boastful Host
31
Portents in the Behaviour of Birds
33
V
35
The Song of Anna
36
Samson
37
David and Goliath
38
Water from the Well at Bethlehem
39
VI
40
Storm and Shipwreck
40
Lighthouse at Brundisium
45
VII
45
Daniel and the Lions
47
VIII
45
Stasi and the Country Slave
40
Jonah
45
Lullaby of Drusilla
45
IX
56
Crossing the Red Sea
57
Auction
58
X
60
Britain and the Far North
60
Androcles and the Lion
62
The Farmer and the Birds
64
Proserpina
66
XII
70
Death of Archimedes
70
Fall of Amphitheater at Fidenae
71
Missiles Thrown from Proscenium
73
An Actor Who Fell Asleep
74
XIII
75
Stasimus and the Crabs
75
Nero as an Artist
75
Caligula; His Name and Vagaries
77
XIV
80
Pranks of Nero
81
Tossing in a Blanket
81
Cruelty of Domitian
81
Stories of Bald-headed Men
82
Babes in the Woods
85
XV
86
Innkeeper and Doctor
86
Stasimus and the Peddler
88
XVI
91
Ghost Stories
91
City Mouse and Country Mouse
91
XVII
96
Story of Damocles
96
Philoxenus as a Literary Critic
97
Diogenes and Aristippus
99
Lautumise
99
Battle of Cannae
100
XVIII
102
Phyrrus and His Elephants
102
Duels with Elephants
102
Elephants Cross Rhone
103
Elephants against Serpents
104
Battle of the Caudine Forks
105
XIX
108
Eruption of Vesuvius
108
XX
113
Hannibal against Fabius
113
Death of Hannibal
114
Plan to Poison Pyrrhus
114
Boast of Antiochus
115
Milestones
115
Atalanta’s Race
116
Cicero on Gladiatorial Combats
118
Contest between Prisoners of Hannibal
118
Rope-walking Elephants
120
Gladiators in Sea-Fights
121
Midas
121
XXII
123
Paul and the Christians
123
Regulus
126
Canal along the Appian Way
129
XXIII
130
Albanus Mons
130
Priests of Diana
130
Mausoleum
132
Death of Vitellius
133
XXIV
136
Vespasian in the East
137
The Dead Sea
137
Forms of Worship in Palestine
139
Floating Islands
140
Stasimus and the One-eyed Soldier
141
XXV
142
Letter from Cornelius
137
Sack and Rebuilding of Rome
144
Fire in Nero’s Time
145
XXVI
147
The Mulvian Bridge
147
Cicero’s Verse
148
March of the Fabii
148
Arrival of the Magna Mater at Rome
149
Sacrifice of Fabius during the Siege of the Capitolium
150
XXVII
153
Milo the Athlete
153
Polydamas Killed in a Cave
155
Sejanus Saves the Life of Tiberius
155
Gyges and the Ring
156
XXVIII
158
An Alarming Omen
158
Omens Given a Favorable Turn
158
Adventure with Brigands
160
XXIX
164
A Night Alarm
164
Stasimus and the Irate Farmer
165
XXX
169
Battle of Sentinum
169
Heroism of Marcus Curtius
171
The Water Supply of Alexandria
173
XXXI
175
Battle at the Metaurus
175
Moses in the Bulrushes
178
Crossing the Rubicon
180
Caesar at Corfinum
182
Britain Circumnavigated
183
XXXIII
185
Orpheus and Eurydice
185
Charon and the Acheron
187
Dido’s Treasure
189
Red Beards of the Domitii
190
XXXIV
191
Story of Absalom
191
The Old Soldiers’s Raven
193
The Heroic Centurion
194
An Officer Who Believed in Flogging
195
XXXV
196
Sack of Cremona
197
Fall of Jericho
199
Rahab and the Spies
200
Crastinus
201
XXXVI
203
Story of Achan
203
Stasimus and the Crabbed Old Man
205
Battles of the Ticinus and the Trebia
207
XXXVII
210
Pyramus and Thisbe
211
Sextus and the Farmer’s Apples
213
XXXVIII
215
The Blind Soldier
215
Invasions of Britain
216
Straying Horse Causes Alarm
217
Galba’s Decision Regarding the Ass
219
Solomon’s Judgment
220
XXXIX
221
Stasimus and the One-armed Stranger
221
The Daughters of Danaus
222
Pliny as a Hunter
225
Pliny Contributes to the Endowment of a School
226
XL
227
The Inexperienced Traveler
227
Significant Dreams
228
ad alpēs
231
Appendix
233
List of Abbreviations
240
Vocabulary
241
Brief Subject Index
295
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