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1. Livy, History, 1.23.10, 1.42.3, 2.40.12-2.40.13, 3.7.1, 7.30.8, 7.34.6, 7.34.10, 7.35.5, 7.35.8, 7.35.12, 7.37.3, 8.24.18, 9.17.3, 10.46.14, 21.62.8, 22.12.10, 22.25.14, 23.42.4, 23.43.7, 25.24.13, 26.41.9, 29.36.8, 30.30.18-30.30.23, 33.27.4, 35.42.8, 38.25.8, 40.40.10, 44.1.10-44.1.12 (1st cent. BCE - missingth cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •fortuna, and uirtus Found in books: Davies (2004) 117, 118, 120, 123, 270
44.1.10. orsus a parricidio Persei perpetrato in fratrem, cogitato in parentem, adiecit post scelere partum regnum veneficia, caedes, latrocinio nefando petitum Eumenen, iniurias in populum Romanum, direptiones sociarum urbium contra foedus; ea omnia quam diis quoque invisa essent, sensurum in exitu rerum suarum: 44.1.11. favere enim pietati fideique deos, per quae populus Romanus ad tantum fastigii venerit. 44.1.12. vires deinde populi Romani, iam terrarum orbem conplectentis, cum viribus Macedoniae, exercitus cum exercitibus conparavit: quanto maiores Philippi Antiochique opes non maioribus copiis fractas esse?
2. Ammianus Marcellinus, History, 14.6.3, 14.10.16, 14.11.8, 21.16.13, 26.2.9, 30.5.18, 31.4.9 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •fortuna, and uirtus Found in books: Davies (2004) 270
14.6.3. At the time when Rome first began to rise into a position of world-wide splendour, destined to live so long as men shall exist, in order that she might grow to a towering stature, Virtue and Fortune, ordinarily at variance, formed a pact of eternal peace; for if either one of them had failed her, Rome had not come to complete supremacy. 14.10.16. No sooner had he finished speaking than the whole throng, fully in agreement with the emperor’s wish, praised his purpose and uimously voted for peace. They were influenced especially by the conviction, which they had formed from frequent campaigns, that his fortune watched over him only in civil troubles, but that when foreign wars were undertaken, they had often ended disastrously. After this a treaty was struck in accordance with the rites of the Alamanni, and when the ceremony had been concluded, the emperor withdrew to Mediolanum for his winter quarters. 14.11.8. But in such a critical situation and anticipating the worst if he were not on the watch, he secretly aimed at the highest rank, if any chance should offer; but for a twofold reason he feared treachery on the part of those nearest to his person, both because they stood in dread of him as cruel and untrustworthy, and because they feared the fortune of Constantius which in civil discords usually had the upper hand. Cf. ch. 10, 16, above. 21.16.13. And this Tully also shows in a letter to Nepos, in which he taxes Caesar with cruelty, saying: For happiness is nothing else than success in noble actions. Or, to express it differently, happiness is the good fortune that aids worthy designs, and one who does not aim at these can in no wise be happy. Therefore, in lawless and impious plans, such as Caesar followed, there could be no happiness. Happier, in my judgement, was Camillus in exile than was Manlius M. Manlius saved the Roman citadel when the Gauls took the city in 387 B.C. Later, because he defended the commons, he was accused of aspiring to regal power and hurled from the Tarpeian Rock. at that same time, even if (as he had desired) he had succeeded in making himself king. A fragment preserved by Ammianus alone, not found in Cicero’s extant works. 26.2.9. For Fortune (I hope) which aids good purposes, so far as I can accomplish this and effect it, will give me after careful search a man of sober character. As colleague in the imperial power. For as the philosophers teach us, not only in royal power, where the greatest and most numerous dangers are found, but also in the relations of private and everyday life, a stranger ought to be admitted to friendship by a prudent man only after he has first tested him; not tested after he has been admitted to friendship. 30.5.18. And on the night before the day which was to deprive him of life, he had a vision (as men often do in their sleep); he saw his absent wife sitting with disordered hair and dressed in mourning attire; and it was possible to infer that she was his own Fortune, on the point of leaving him in the garb of sorrow. 31.4.9. During this time, when the barriers of our 376 f. A.D. frontier were unlocked and the realm of savagery was spreading far and wide columns of armed Ammianus seems to forget that the Goths were required first to hand over their weapons; but this order was frequently evaded through the negligence of the imperial officials. men like glowing ashes from Aetna, when our difficulties and imminent dangers called for military reformers who were most distinguished for the fame of their exploits: then it was, as if at the choice of some adverse deity, that men were gathered together and given command of armies who bore stained reputations. At their head were two rivals in recklessness: one was Lupicinus, commanding general in Thrace, the other Maximus, a pernicious leader.