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Tacitus (mis?) quote
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b***@yahoo.com
2005-02-11 20:46:18 UTC
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"Formerly we suffered from crimes; now we suffer from laws."
i would like the source & accuracy of this quote.


thank.ya.kindly
"it must be true, i read it on the internet"
Johannes Patruus
2005-02-11 22:00:05 UTC
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"Formerly we suffered from crimes; now we suffer from laws."
i would like the source & accuracy of this quote.
My guess is Tacitus, Annales 3:25 -

"... utque antehac flagitiis ita tunc legibus laborabatur."

http://www.intratext.com/IXT/LAT0534/_PIR.HTM#19

Church & Brodribb translate:
" ... and now the country suffered from its laws, as it had hitherto
suffered from its vices."
http://classics.mit.edu/Tacitus/annals.3.iii.html

Johannes
b***@yahoo.com
2005-02-15 01:30:12 UTC
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Post by b***@yahoo.com
"Formerly we suffered from crimes; now we suffer from laws."
i would like the source & accuracy of this quote.
My guess is Tacitus, Annales 3:25 -
"... utque antehac flagitiis ita tunc legibus laborabatur."
http://www.intratext.com/IXT/LAT0534/_PIR.HTM#19
" ... and now the country suffered from its laws, as it had hitherto
suffered from its vices."
http://classics.mit.edu/Tacitus/annals.3.iii.html
Johannes
again, thank you. i've seen it as a tag on various posts and it
seem a bit _too_ convenient.
and thanx for the dope slap on the MIT site: i had it bookmarked
many computers & browsers ago, d'oh!

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