Usage examples for VEII

  1. This was rendered necessary by the constant campaigns which were carried on at a great expense, and more especially by the siege of Veii. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  2. First the Etruscans of Veii, a people possessed of wide lands and a large city, began the war by demanding the surrender to them of Fidenae, which they claimed as belonging to them. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  3. When Tarquin was king, and had all but completed the buildings of the Capitol, designing, whether from oracular advice or his own pleasure, to erect an earthen chariot upon the top, he entrusted the workmanship to Tuscans of the city Veii, but soon after lost his kingdom. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  4. But he was a proud, haughty man, and had brought on himself much dislike; until, at last, a false accusation was brought against him, that he had taken an unfair share of the plunder of Veii. – A Book of Golden Deeds by Charlotte M. Yonge
  5. The rest, who survived after the enemy were weary of slaughter, took refuge at Veii, imagining that all was over with Rome. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  6. And thus it came to pass that they turned their thoughts a second time towards Veii, a city which stood quite ready to be inhabited. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  7. Decimated by plague and pest and deserted by man, malarial, fever- bound, the smiling country- seats of the world's conquerors have given place to tiny scattered colonies- as at Veii- haunted by a people emaciated by fever, where lads of eighteen, looking like boys of twelve, are certified by the parish priest as unable to bear arms. – Rome by Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker Hope Malleson
  8. Some fled to Veii and other towns, many were drowned in crossing the Tiber, and it was but a few who showed in Rome their shame- stricken faces, and brought word that the Gauls were upon them. – A Book of Golden Deeds by Charlotte M. Yonge
  9. What, however, pressed them most was the siege of Veii. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  10. 400. Tiberius, seated, found at Veii in 1811. r. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  11. According to a letter of Cicero to Paetus, among the lands distributed were those of Veii and Capena. – Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic by Andrew Stephenson
  12. The siege of Veii commenced in 406 and lasted for six years, during which time military law was established, giving occupation and some sort of satisfaction to the plebeians. – Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic by Andrew Stephenson
  13. Almost three hundred years after the foundation of Rome the gentile bonds were still so strong that a patrician gens, the Fabians, could obtain permission from the senate to undertake all by itself a war expedition against the neighboring town of Veii. – The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State by Frederick Engels
  14. The fact that this work was contemporaneous with the siege of Veii, has given to ancient annalists occasion to connect the two events, but modern critics are inclined to reject Livy's account of the matter, as one of the many improbable fables which disfigure the pages of that historian. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  15. If Marcus Furius had resolved to recover the city from the Gauls, by thus traversing the tops of mountains and forests, in the same manner as this modern Camillus goes about to recover Italy from Hannibal, who has been sought out for our dictator in our distress, on account of his unparalleled talents, Rome would be the possession of the Gauls; and I fear lest, if we are thus dilatory, our ancestors will so often have preserved it only for the Carthaginians and Hannibal; but that man and true Roman, on the very day on which intelligence was brought him to Veii, that he was appointed dictator, on the authority of the fathers and the nomination of the people, came down into the plain, though the Janiculum was high enough to admit of his sitting down there, and viewing the enemy at a distance, and on that very day defeated the Gallic legions in the middle of the city, in the place where the Gallic piles are now, and on the following day on the Roman side of Gabii. – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius
  16. It did not- indeed it could not, for I have never been near Veii. – The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories by E. M. Forster
  17. When Veii was captured, the most highly valued spoil was the statue of Matuta; and as fortune had forsaken the city, the goddess seemed content to depart with it. – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain