A dictionary of Greek and Roman antiquities, ed. by W. Smith

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Page 295 - With us practically, if not in theory, the object of a state hardly embraces more than the protection of life and property. The Greeks, on the other hand, had the most vivid conception of the state as a whole, every part of which was to co-operate to some great end to which all other duties were considered as subordinate.
Page 25 - A. to be any person who aids another in the conduct of a suit or action (Dig. 50, tit. 13), and in other parts of the digest it is used as equivalent to an orator (see also Tacit. Annal., x. 6), so that the word would seem gradually to have assumed its modern meaning. The office of the A.
Page 23 - Krai. 58) seems to be rather a misapplication of the term ; for though a man or woman might by testament name a heres, and impose the condition of the heres taking the name of the testator or testatrix, this so-called adoption could not produce the effects of a proper adoption. It could give to the person so said to be adopted, the name or property of the testator or testatrix, but nothing more. Niebuhr (Lectui-es, vol.
Page 159 - ... with reference to the risings and settings of Orion, the Pleiades, the Hyades, Arcturus, and Sirius. Such observations were in the first instance extremely rude ; but after Thales had turned the attention of his countrymen to scientific astronomy, these celestial phenomena were determined with great care and accuracy: tables were drawn up in which the risings and settings of the more brilliant stars, with reference to the sun, were fully detailed, together with such notices, touching the winds...
Page 159 - JEgyptus: nee Canopum Italia, et quern vocant Berenices Crinem ; item quern sub Divo Augusto cognominavere Caesaris Thronon, insignes ibi stellas...
Page 261 - ... things being now prepared every man must be in his place. Then the herald, standing at the right hand of the general, demands thrice if they are ready for war, to which they all respond with loud and repeated cheers that- they are ready, and for the most part, being filled with martial ardour, anticipate the question, and raise their right hands on high with a shout.
Page 233 - ... be employed to signify, first the moon's revolution, and then the moon herself. The tendency among the Romans to have the same word repeated, first as a male and then as a female deity, has been noticed by Niebuhr...
Page 110 - In the second story they place a bed, and collect all sorts of aromatics and incense, and every sort of fragrant fruit, or herb, or juice ; for all cities, and nations, and persons of eminence emulate each other in contributing these last gifts in honour of the emperor. And when a vast heap of aromatics is collected, there is a procession of horsemen and of chariots around the pile, with the drivers clothed in robes of office, and wearing masks made to resemble the most distinguished Roman generals...
Page 346 - TKV i^af\6rruti ri if>a\Aimt) of the band of revellers (/tu/ios), who at the vintage festivals of Dionysus gave expression to the feelings of exuberant joy and merriment which were regarded as appropriate to the occasion, by parading about, partly on foot, partly in wagons, with the symbol of the productive powers of nature, singing a wild, jovial song in honour of Dionysus and his companions. These songs were commonly interspersed with, or followed .by petulant, extemporal (a&To<rx«8«uTT«^, Arist...

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