All South Britain became a Roman province, and the people paid tribute or taxes to the Roman Emperor
Still, they were not ignorant of my reading, and I remember how proud I was when a certain boy, who had always whipped me when we fought together, and so outranked me in that little boys' world, once sent to ask me the name of the Roman emperor
who lamented at nightfall, when he had done nothing worthy, that he had lost a day.
They asked Julius Caesar, the valiant Roman emperor
, what was the best death.
Hereafter a very notorious Roman Emperor
will institute this worship in Rome, and thence derive a cognomen, Heliogabalus.
If, then, you properly put these statements together, and reason upon them a bit, you will clearly perceive that, according to all human reasoning, Procopius's sea-monster, that for half a century stove the ships of a Roman Emperor
, must in all probability have been a sperm whale.
No less noteworthy than 'John Inglesant,' and better constructed, this latter is placed in the reign of the Roman Emperor
Marcus Aurelius, but its atmosphere is only in part historically authentic.
Peering over the railings and through the black trees into the garden of the Square, you see a few miserable governesses with wan- faced pupils wandering round and round it, and round the dreary grass-plot in the centre of which rises the statue of Lord Gaunt, who fought at Minden, in a three-tailed wig, and otherwise habited like a Roman Emperor
Fantastic as it sounds, it would fit the case better to say that people would have been surprised to see hair growing on him; as surprised as if they had found hair growing on the bust of a Roman emperor.
But don't you see that it is exactly what those pagan nobles would have done, to desecrate it with a sort of heathen goddess, as the Roman Emperor built a temple to Venus on the Holy Sepulchre.
It may appear, perhaps, to some who have examined the lives and deaths of the Roman emperors
that many of them would be an example contrary to my opinion, seeing that some of them lived nobly and showed great qualities of soul, nevertheless they have lost their empire or have been killed by subjects who have conspired against them.
But that honor, perhaps were not fit for monarchies; except it be in the person of the monarch himself, or his sons; as it came to pass in the times of the Roman emperors
, who did impropriate the actual triumphs to themselves, and their sons, for such wars as they did achieve in person; and left only, for wars achieved by subjects, some triumphal garments and ensigns to the general.
Yes," added the other; "and of the Roman emperors
as low as Severus; besides a great deal of the heathen mythology, and all the metals, semi-metals, planets, and distinguished philosophers.