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Tacitus, Annals 1.1

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The famous opening of Tacitus’ Annals: the first clause forms a hexameter.

urbem Romam a principio reges habuere; libertatem et consulatum L. Brutus instituit.

From the beginning Rome was under the control of kings; Lucius Brutus established liberty and the consulship.

Written by aleatorclassicus

June 28, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Posted in Tacitus

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