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Appian’s Roman History, Book II




Οὐολοῦσκοι δὲ τοῖς πταίσμασι τῶν γειτόνων οὐ καταπλαγέντες ἐστράτευον ἐπὶ Ῥωμαίους, καὶ ἐπολιόρκουν τοὺς αὐτῶν κληρούχους. Suid. v. κληροῦχον.


Ὁ δὲ δῆμος τὸν Μάρκιον μετιόντα τὴν ὑπατείαν οὐκ ἐχειροτόνησεν, οὐ τὸν ἄνδρα ἀπαξιῶν, ἀλλὰ τὸ φρόνημα δεδιὼς αὐτού. id. v. ἀπαξιῶν.


Ο Μάρκιος πιμπράμενος ἐπὶ Ῥωμαίοις, φυγὴν καταδικασθείς, καὶ μικρὸν ἐς αὐτοὺς οὐδὲν ἐπινοῶν ἐς Οὐολούσκους ἐτράπετο. id. v. πίμπραται.


Ὅτι πατρίδα καὶ γένος ἀλλαξάμενος ἥκοι,1 τὸ μηδὲν ἡγησάμενος, καὶ τὰ τῶν Οὐολούσκων ἀντὶ τῆς πατρίδος αἱρήσεσθαι βουληθείς. id. v. ἀλλαξάμενος.


Concerning Italy

Book II

Concerning Italy

I. From Suidas

The Volsci, in nowise terrified by the misfortunesb.c. 498 of their neighbours, made war against the Romans and laid siege to their colonies.

II. From the Same

The people refused to elect Marcius (Coriolanus)491 when he sought the consulship, not because they considered him unfit, but because they feared his domineering spirit.

III. From the Same

Marcius, being inflamed against the Romans when489 they banished him, went over to the Volsci, meditating no small revenge.

IV. From the Same

He said that he came having renounced country488 and kin, holding them of no account, and intending to side with the Volsci against his country.

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.appian-roman_history_book_ii_italy_fragments.1912