The classical manual

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Sheldon, 1852 - Classical dictionaries - 200 pages
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Page 71 - Was great, and as a punishment for his crimes, he was condemned in hell to roll to the top of a hill a large stone, which no sooner reached the summit than it rolled down again into the plain.
Page 181 - SUPF. 8vo. cloth . 0 12 0 BYTHNER'S Lyre of David. By the Rev. T. DEE, AB New edition, by NL BE.NMOHEL, AM 8vo.
Page 105 - MEN became slaves among the Romans, by being taken in war, by sale, by way of punishment, or by being born in a state of servitude. 1. Those enemies who voluntarily laid down their arms and surrendered themselves, retained the rights of freedom, and were called DEDITITII.
Page 65 - Icarus, whose flight was too high, and he fell into that part of the ocean which from him has been called the Icarian sea. The father...
Page 94 - Plutarch is of opinion), to signify that walls are of small use to a city that is inhabited by men of courage and ability to defend it. At Sparta they had an honourable post in the army, being placed near the king's person. At some...
Page 150 - The nones, from nonus, the ninth, were so called because, counting inclusively, they were nine days from the ides. In March, May, July, and October, the nones fell on the 7th and the ides on the 15th of the month. The...
Page 181 - CICERO'S Minor Works. De Officiis, &c. &c. With English Notes, by WC TAYLOR, LL.D. New edition, 12mo.
Page 127 - ... orferetrum), followed by the relatives of the deceased. If the deceased were a noble, the procession stopped at the Forum, where a laudatio was delivered. The corpse was then carried off and buried (humare, sepelire), or burned (cremare) on a pile of wood (pyra or rogus), sprinkled, when burning, with incense, &c. When burnt down, the embers were soaked with wine, and the bones and ashes of the deceased collected and placed in an urn (urna), which was deposited in a tomb (sepulchrum). The mourning...
Page 115 - The worship of the gods consisted of prayers, vows, and sacrifices. Public prayers were offered by the chief magistrates after a form prepared and recited by the priests ; these prayers were often accompanied by vows (vota). It was usual for persons who had been in great danger during a voyage, on landing, to hang up their clothes in the temple of Neptune, with a tablet (votiva tabula), on which was depicted a representation of the event. Sacrifices (sacrificia) formed the chief part of the public...
Page 131 - Isocrates was prevented by an unconquerable timidity from speaking in the popular assemblies. He opened a school of eloquence at Athens, where he distinguished himself by the number, character, and fame of his pupils, and by the immense riches which he amassed. He was intimate with Philip of...

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