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“Her mizen-mast fell soon after the "Mucius" engaged her, her fore and main masts followed, and the Frenchmen began to hope that victory was to be theirs, but they had not discovered at that time the stuff of which British tars are made.”
“Her mizzenmast fell soon after the "Mucius" engaged her, her fore and main masts followed, and the Frenchmen began to hope that victory was to be theirs, but they had not discovered at that time the stuff of which British tars are made.”
“His name was Gaius Fonteius Capito, and he was as handsome as any Memmius, as well educated as any Mucius Scaevola.”
“Good enough to defend you, Mucius, but not good enough to defend the Roman people, is that it?”
“He droned on for a while, and then called on Mucius to explain his conduct in vetoing a measure which had been adopted by the house.”
“He certainly chose his clients carefully, and four of them at least were senators: Fundanius, who controlled a big voting syndicate; Orchivius, who had been one of his colleagues as praetor; Gallius, who was planning to run for a praetorship; and Mucius Orestinus, charged with robbery, who was hoping to become tribune, and whose case tied up the practice for many days.”
“Go to the National Archive and consult the Annals for the consular year of Mucius Scaevola and Calpurnius Piso Frugi.”
“Mucius got up and in a dignified way explained that his sacred office called on him to act in the interests of the people, and that the lex Figula, far from protecting those interests, was a threat to their safety and an insult to their honor.”
““Who is paying for your vote, Mucius?” he shouted, but Mucius pretended not to hear.”
“Obviously, that was the last thing Mucius wanted, nor did he want a vote on the bill which he might lose.”
Looking for tweets for Mucius.