A Classical Dictionary: Containing an Account of the Principal Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors, and Intended to Elucidate All the Important Points Connected with the Geography, History, Biography, Mythology, and Fine Arts of the Greeks and Romans. Together with an Account of Coins, Weights, and Measures, with Tabular Values of the Same

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Harper & brothers, 1881 - Classical dictionaries - 1458 pages
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Page 196 - God, the immortality of the soul, and a future state of rewards and punishments have been esteemed useful engines of government.
Page 240 - In the side of the pile, a little below the summit, is very clearly to be seen part of another brick wall, precisely resembling the fragment which crowns the summit, but which still encases and supports its part of the mound. This is clearly indicative of another stage of greater extent.
Page 252 - Bessus afterwards fell into his hands, and he punished his parricide in this manner. He caused two straight trees to be bent, and one of his legs to be made fast to each ; then suffering the trees to return to their former posture, his body was torn asunder by the violence of the recoil...
Page 43 - The human face, the whole body, and everything they introduced, were composed in the same manner, of separate members placed together one by one, according to their relative situations : the eye, the nose, and other features composed a face ; but the expression of feelings and passions was entirely wanting ; and the countenance of the king, whether charging an enemy's phalanx in the heat of battle, or peaceably offering incense in a sombre temple, presented the same outline and the same inanimate...
Page 308 - Cicero had the courage to stand candidate for the consulship, in spite of the impending danger, of the extent of which he was perfectly aware. Neither insults nor threats, nor even riots and attempts to assassinate him, deterred him from his purpose; and, being supported by the rich citizens, he gained his election, BC 65.
Page 308 - Antonius, one of their accomplices, as colleague of Cicero. This failure, however, did not deprive Catiline of the hope of gaining the consulship the following year. For this purpose he redoubled the measures of terror, by means of which he had laid the foundation of his power.
Page 214 - Milan, and, as the worthy patriarch 383 refused to listen to anything but an express command of the emperor, when he was one day preparing to celebrate a festival in the church, a body of soldiers suddenly rushed in to make him prisoner.
Page 286 - Roman youths performed their exercises, and learnt to wrestle and box, to throw the discus, hurl the javelin, ride a horse, drive a chariot, &C. The public assemblies were held there, and the officers of state chosen, and audience given to foreign ambassadors. It was adorned with statues, columns...
Page 198 - Armenia afterward recovered its independence, and was under the rule of its own kings. Sapor, king of Persia, attempted its subjugation in vain, and it remained free until 650, when it was conquered by the Arabians. After this it several times changed its masters, among whom were Gengis-Khan and Timour-leng.
Page 81 - Camlr. transí.), it is satisfactorily shown, that these laws, which have so long been considered as unjust attacks upon private property, had for their object only the distribution of lands which were the property of the state, and that the troubles to which they gave rise were occasioned by the opposition of persons who had settled on these lands without having acquired any title to them. These laws of the Romans were...

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