Roads from Rome

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,152 / 123 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 413
Added to site: 2006.04.02
mnybks.net#: 13247
Origin: gutenberg.org

A collection of six stories, called "sketches" by the author, concerned with characters from the time of Julius Caesar to that of Hadrian. In these pages, Horace, Virgil, Ovid, Maecenas, Catullus, and other more and less known men of classical antiquity truly live for us.

Show Excerpt

hisper. "Do you fight for Rome? Father doesn't know it, but I pray every day to the Good Goddess in the grainfield that she will let me go to Rome some day. Do you think she will?" Valerius rose and looked down into the child's starry eyes. "Perhaps she will for Rome's own sake," he said. "Every lover counts. What is your name, Companion-in-arms? I should like to know you when you come." "Virgil," the boy answered shyly, colouring and drawing back as he saw Catullus. A farm servant brought up the visitors' horses. "Goodbye, little Virgil," Valerius called out, as he mounted. "A fair harvest to your crops and your dreams."

The brothers rode on for some time without speaking, Valerius rather sombrely, it seemed, absorbed in his own thoughts. When he broke the silence it was to say abruptly: "I wonder if, when he goes to Rome, he will keep the light in those eyes and the music in that young throat." Then he brought his horse close up to his brother's and spoke rapidly as if he must rid himself of the weig

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Roads from Rome by Anne C. E. Allinson - Free eBook

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for Roads from Rome by Anne C. E. Allinson - Free eBook

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for Roads from Rome by Anne C. E. Allinson - Free eBook

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for Roads from Rome by Anne C. E. Allinson - Free eBook

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for Roads from Rome by Anne C. E. Allinson - Free eBook

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for Roads from Rome by Anne C. E. Allinson - Free eBook

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for Roads from Rome by Anne C. E. Allinson - Free eBook

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for Roads from Rome by Anne C. E. Allinson - Free eBook

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for Roads from Rome by Anne C. E. Allinson - Free eBook

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for Roads from Rome by Anne C. E. Allinson - Free eBook

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Metropolis
by Thea von Harbou
Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontë
War and Peace
by Leo Tolstoy
The ''Genius''
by Theodore Dreiser
Emma
by Jane Austen
'Boy Wanted'
by Nixon Waterman
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Prince
by Nicolo Machiavelli
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie

See more popular titles from this genre.