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  • On the other hand, Publius Scipio, called Nasica, used to end all his speeches with the words, "And I further am of opinion that

    Plutarch's Lives, Volume II

  • "Nasica," he replied, "I, too, once felt as you do now, and one day you will feel as I do now.

    The History of Rome, Vol. VI

  • Fresh lists of possibly sympathetic senators had been drawn up, and according to Curius these now included two young patrician senators, Marcus Claudius Marcellus and Quintus Scipio Nasica.


  • At the age of thirteen, she had been humiliatingly jilted by her fiancé, the haughty young aristocrat Scipio Nasica.


  • Eventually, perhaps an hour late, to ironic applause, the immaculate figure of the consul-elect eased through the press of spectators, followed by his junior counsel—none other than young Scipio Nasica, the love rival of Cato—then Quintus Metellus, and finally came Verres himself, looking redder than usual in the heat.


  • All my long life I have treasured—and for what little remains of it I shall continue to treasure—the reactions of Hortensius, Verres, Metellus, and Scipio Nasica at that moment.


  • Scipio Nasica, her former suitor, who has just come back from Spain after fighting in the army of Pompey-the-so-called-Great, has found out how rich she has become now that her father and brother are gone, and he has reclaimed her as his own.


  • There was literally no man in Rome with grander lineage than Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius Cornelius Scipio Nasica—Nasica meaning “pointed nose,” which he carried very firmly in the air—for he was not only the natural son of a Scipio but the adopted son of Metellus Pius, pontifex maximus, and the titular head of the Metelli clan.


  • “What,” replied Nasica, “then if Tiberius had bidden you burn the capitol, would you have burnt it?”

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • This news created general confusion in the senators, and Nasica at once called upon the consul to punish this tyrant, and defend the government.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans


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