Sedition, Taverns, Unnamed Vice

Ammianus Marcellinus, 14.6.2

“I am sure that some foreigners may readily wonder at the fact, (if it happens that they should read this work), that when my narrative turns to the subject of Rome, it contains nothing but sedition, taverns, and other similar sorts of vices.”

mirari posse quosdam peregrinos exisitimo, haec lecturos forsitan (si contigerit), quam ob rem cum oratio ad ea monstranda deflexerit quae Romae geruntur, nihil praeter seditiones narratur et tabernas et vilitates harum similis alias…

Thomas Couture, les romains de la décadence

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