Roman Antiquities: Or An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Romans ...

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Blackie & Son, 1835 - Rome - 528 pages

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Page 357 - Come on therefore, let us enjoy the good things that are present : and let us speedily use the creatures like as in youth. Let us fill ourselves with costly wine and ointments : and let no flower of the spring pass by us. Let us crown ourselves with rosebuds before they be withered.
Page 303 - Romans, a silver eagle, with expanded wings, on the top of a spear, sometimes holding a thunderbolt in its claws, with the figure of a small chapel above it, and occasionally also having the chapel over it, was the main standard of the legion.
Page 174 - The purpose of it was, to create a decemvirate, or ten commissioners, with absolute power for five years over all the revenues of the republic ; to distribute them at pleasure to the citizens ; to sell and buy what lands they thought fit ; to...
Page 468 - They approve the inhuman and unequal principle of retaliation ; and the forfeit of an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a limb for a limb, is rigorously exacted, unless the offender can redeem his pardon by a fine of three hundred pounds of copper. The decemvirs distributed with much liberality the slighter chastisements of flagellation and servitude; and nine crimes of a very different complexion are adjudged worthy of death.
Page 88 - Cicero instantly swore with a loud voice, that he had saved the republic and the city from ruin ; which the whole Roman people confirmed with a shout, and with one voice cried out, that what he had sworn was true ; and then conducted him from the forum to his house with every demonstration of respect, Cic.
Page 111 - Page. t)g afterwards enjoy any other magistracy ; that there should be no appeal to the tribunes ; that they should not be allowed to assemble the people and make harangues to them, nor propose laws, but should only retain the right of intercession.
Page 62 - By this arrangement the chief power was vested in the richest citizens, who composed the first class, which, although least in number, consisted of more centuries than all the rest put together ; but they likewise bore the charges of peace and war...
Page 371 - If he died intestate, and without children, she inherited his whole fortune as a daughter. If he left children, she had an equal share with them.
Page 303 - 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 389 - When a person was burnt and buried in the same place, it was called BUSTUM, Festus; whence this word is often put for a tomb (rip?*;), Cic.

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