Appian: The Civil Wars by Appian, Horace White
By Appian, Horace White
Appian (Appianus) used to be a Greek professional of Alexandria. He observed the Jewish uprising of 116 CE, and later grew to become a Roman citizen and recommend and bought the rank of eques (knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died throughout the reign of Antoninus Pius who was once emperor 138–161 . sincere admirer of the Roman empire even though blind to the associations of the sooner Roman republic, he wrote, within the easy 'common' dialect, 24 books of 'Roman affairs', in reality conquests, from the beginnings to the days of Trajan (emperor 98–117 CE). 11 have come all the way down to us entire, or approximately so, particularly these at the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and 5 books at the Civil Wars. they're helpful documents of army history.
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Letters 12:167, TC to John A. Carlyle, June 15, 1840; Letters 12:173, TC to Alexander Carlyle, June 26, 1840; Letters 12:180, TC to John A. Carlyle, July 1, 1840. Letters 12:188, TC to Margaret A. Carlyle, July 3, 1840. Letters 12:192, TC to John A. Carlyle, July 15, 1840. Letters 12:210, TC to John A. Carlyle, August 1, 1840. Letters 12:230, TC to John A. Carlyle, August 23, 1840. "93 Sometimes he was aware of advantages in converting the spoken to the written word. "94 But even with this satisfaction, the predominant feeling was one of painful struggle.
Yet in the eyes especially there is a wild silent sorrow; . . giving to the rest the true stamp of nobleness"122 (see Plate 6). He found confirmatory evidence of his opinion of Rousseau in the philosopher's face, which was "expressive of him. "123 Dante's "painting," which is how Carlyle alludes to the Divine Comedy, is "physiognomical of the whole man,"124 and in the third lecture he pauses over the supposed Giotto portrait, not only to recall its appearance but also to wonder at its provenance and legitimacy125 (see Plate 5).
87 Whenever Carlyle writes down his thought as it first arose, in the language of his ordinary speech, it lacks much of the literary embellishment of its published version. Carlyle actually roughens his language into growls, barks, and quixotic wrenchings to emulate the strain inherent in the process of thought, and he retains these signs to convey the struggle by which his finished style has been achieved. " In short, for all its colloquial vitality, Carlyle's written prose was the result of considerable artifice and careful contrivance.