A dictionary of Greek and Roman antiquities (Google eBook)

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Harper & brothers, 1847 - Classical dictionaries - 1116 pages
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Page 208 - And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.
Page 176 - Surely there is a vein for the silver, And a place for gold where they fine it. Iron is taken out of the earth, And brass is molten out of the stone.
Page 104 - Roman army was formed into legions ; each legion was divided into ten cohorts, each cohort into three maniples, and each maniple into two centuries.
Page 164 - Ep. 75) alludes to a person who married in order to comply with the law. That which was caducum came, in the first place, to those among the heredes who had children ; and if the heredes had no children, it came among those of the legatees who had children. The law gave the jus accrescendi, that is, the right to the caducum as far as the third degree of consanguinity, both ascending and descending (Ulp. Frag.
Page 92 - ARISTOCRATIA. aries in its simplest state, and as it was borne and impelled by human hands, without other assistance. In an improved form, the ram was surrounded with iron bands, to which rings were attached for the purpose of suspending it by ropes or chains from a beam fixed transversely over it.
Page 357 - ... occasions when judges of a peculiar qualification were required ; as, for instance, in the trial of violators of the mysteries, when the initiated only were allowed to judge ; and in that of military offenders who were left to the justice of those only whose comrades they were, or should have been at the time when the offence was alleged to have been committed.
Page 50 - They bound themselves by an oath that ' they would destroy no city of the Amphictyons, nor cut off their streams in war or peace ; and if any should do so, they would march against him and destroy his cities; and should any pillage the property of the god, or be privy to, or plan anything against what was in his temple at Delphi, they would take vengeance on him with hand, and foot, and voice, and all their might
Page 186 - ... to stimulate the appetite, which Socrates recommends in the Banquet of Xenophon. On this occasion, some curious reasons for their use are brought forward, by different members of the party. Nicerates observes that onions relish well with wine, and cites Homer in support of his remark ; Callias affirms that they inspire courage in the hour of battle ; and...
Page 44 - Greeks, were persons who anointed the bodies of the athletae, preparatory to their entering the palaestra. The chief object of this anointing was to close the pores of the body, in order to prevent excessive perspiration, and the weakness consequent thereon.
Page vii - ... either in Germany or in. this country, to make the results of modern researches available for the purposes of instruction, by giving them in a single work, adapted for the use of students. At present, correct information on many matters of antiquity can only be obtained by consulting a large number of costly works, which few students can have access to. It was therefore thought that a work on Greek and Roman Antiquities, which should be founded on a careful examination of the original sources,...

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