Preferment and superior social position were appanages of classical culture

Der Jurist ging nach Italien – der Historiker kam zurück

[CIL ist] zum guten Teil mechanische Arbeit

He applied to Rome a Greek constitutional scheme … which can do no justice to the novelty of the Italian confederation

Romans, like others, might sneer even while they copied

Black-letter literacy … was a more basic skill than roman-type literacy

A Commentary on Cicero, De officiis

after Actium Augustus controlled all the legions: compared with that, tribunician power and imperium maius mattered little

velim videas primum conductores qui sint et quanti, deinde ut sint qui ad diem solvant