Roman Antiquities: Or, An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Romans ... Designed Chiefly to Illustrate the Latin Classics, by Explaining Words and Phrases, from the Rites and Customs to which They Refer
Mercein, 1819 - Rome - 565 pages
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Page ii - And also to an act, entitled, " an act, supplementary to an act, entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Page ii - District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " THE CHILD'S BOTANY," In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Page 399 - The Romans afterwards wore below the toga a white woollen vest called TUNICA, which came down a little below the knees before, and to the middle of the legs behind, Quinctil.
Page 333 - Max. ii. 4. 7. and for some time they were exhibited only on such occasions; but afterwards also by the magistrates, to entertain the people, chiefly at the Saturnalia and feasts of Minerva. Incredible numbers of men were destroyed in this manner. After the triumph of Trajan over the Dacians, spectacles were exhibited for 123 days, in which 11,000 animals of different kinds were killed; and 10,000 gladiators fought, Dio.
Page 336 - COLIS.KCM, from the Colossus or large statue of Nero which stood near it. It was of an oval form, and is said to have contained 87,000 spectators. Its ruins still remain. The place where the gladiators fought was called ARENA, because it was covered with sand or saw-dust, to prevent the gladiators from sliding, and to absorb the blood ; and the persons who fought, Arenarii.
Page 146 - AU 260, in the Comitia Curiata, at the same time with the tribunes of the commons, to be as it were their assistants, and to determine certain lesser causes, which the tribunes committed to them, Dionys.
Page 366 - Afterwards a spear with a cross piece of wood on the top, sometimes the figure of a hand above, probably in allusion to the word manipulus\, and below, a small round or oval shield, commonly of silver, Plin.
Page 30 - A decree of the senate was made by a separation (per discessionem') of the senators to different parts of the house. He who presided said, " Let those who are of such an opinion pass over to that side ; those who think differently, to this.
Page 44 - It was the part of the Patron to advise and to defend his client, to assist him with his interest and •substance, in short to do every thing for him that a parent uses to do for his children. The Client was obliged to pay all kind of respect to his patron, and to serve him with his life and fortune in any extremity, Dionys.
Page 296 - Returning soon after, she sought the same price for the remaining six. Whereupon being ridiculed by the king, as a senseless old woman? she went and burnt other three ; and coming back still demanded the same price for the three which remained.