Eternal Rome

“Supposing I had died, would the commonwealth have died with me, would the sovereignty of Rome have shared my fate? No, Jupiter Optimus Maximus would never have allowed a City built for eternity, built under the auspices and sanction of the gods, to be as short-lived as this fragile mortal body of mine. ”

Livy 28.28

Latin

Just a quote on a theme that interests me.  Early blog post.

Must look at Livy’s vocab on this more generally…

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