“People in high school rarely poke each other anymore,” said Livy Shutkin, 14.
But Virgil and Cicero would certainly be on the list; perhaps Livy and Tacitus; Boccaccio and Dante.
She had read almost the whole of Cicero and a great part of Livy.
I had gone three times through the whole of Livy, Sallust, and Tacitus.
In the fourth and fifth decades of Livy the two appear side by side, and the contrast between them is striking.
Livy says that the covering of the breast of the Samnite gladiators was sponge.
For what we call justifiable causes, Livy, in the speech which he has put into the mouth of the Rhodians, calls beginnings.
"He is very rich, Livy," said the elder sister, with a most dry gravity.
You need not write poems, ma'am—that is not necessary; Livy never wrote poetry, and yet he is every inch a poet.
"All's not lost yet, Livy," whispered Miss Kennyfeck in her sister's ear.