Sentence Examples


  • It may well be assumed that Lucretius was a member of the Roman aristocracy, belonging either to a senatorian or to one of the great equestrian families.
  • It is not for the loss of liberty and of the senatorian rule that he chafes, but for the loss of the old national manliness and self-respect.
  • As a man he shows many of the strong qualities of the old Roman plebeian - the aggressive boldness, the intolerance of superiority and privilege, which animated the tribunes in their opposition to the senatorian rule.