Category Archives: Minor Latin Prose

Velleius Paterculus, ‘Scipio destroys Carthage’ (contributed by Terry Walsh)

Velleius’ history is an epitome, or summary, and necessarily clipped at times, but it has an unpretentious and sonorous simplicity. The apparently clumsy contrast here is between the qualities of Scipio and the swift inexorability of his campaign; I have tried to bring this out in my translation. Terry Walsh Et sub idem tempus, magis […]