A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities

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Sir William Smith
J. Murray, 1878 - Classical dictionaries - 1293 pages
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Page v - This Work is intended to furnish a complete account of the leading Personages, the Institutions, Art, Social Life, Writings, and Controversies of the Christian Church from the time of the Apostles to the age of Charlemagne. It commences at the period at which the ' Dictionary of the Bible' leaves off, and forms a continuation of it. It ceases at. the age of Charlemagne, because (as
Page 168 - (x. 901) the rising of Sirius is assigned to the 25th of April, is made coincident with the disappearance of Aries, and marks the epoch of mid-spring : — Sex ubi quae restant luces Aprilis habebit In medio cursu témpora Veris erunt ; Et frustra pecudem quaeres Athamantidos Helles Signaque dant imbres exoriturque Canis.
Page 89 - with marble, and decorated with statues. The slopes of the vast concave, which formed the inside, were filled and surrounded with sixty or eighty rows of seats, of marble likewise, covered with cushions, and capable of receiving with ease about 80,000 spectators. Sixty-four vomitories (for by that name the doors were very aptly distinguished), poured forth the immense multitude ; and the entrances, passages, and
Page iv - composed from beginning to end precisely as if there had been no work of the kind in our language, and every article has been the result of original and independent research. A SMALLER ENGLISH-LATIN DICTIONARY FOR JUNIOR CLASSES'. Abridged from the above Work.
Page 335 - 14. § 2 ˇ Philostr. Vit. Apoll, iii. 15. p. 106, ed. Olear. ; Plut Ale. 23.) The custom of the Athenians was different. They wore their hair long in childhood, and cut it off when they reached the age of puberty. The cutting off of the hair, which was always done when a boy became an
Page v - give a comprehensive account of the Personal, the Literary, the Dogmatic, and the Ecclesiastical Life of the Church during the first eight centuries of Christianity, and, in combination with the ' Dictionary of Christian Antiquities/ it will afford, it is believed, the most complete collection of materials for the Church History of that period which has yet been published, either in England or abroad.
Page 393 - parricidii as Niebuhr conjectures, and of five others chosen by the centuries. They discharged the duties of their office with diligence, and dispensed justice with impartiality. Each administered the government day by day in succession as during an interregnum ; and the fasces were only carried before the one who presided for the day. (Liv.
Page 161 - according to the passage of the sun through the signs of the zodiac ; in the latter they are ranged under the months and years of the Julian Calendar. The practice commenced by Hesiod was followed by subsequent writers upon rural economy, and we accordingly find
Page iv - modern travellers, including an account of the political history of both countries and cities, as well as of their geography. A CLASSICAL DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY, MYTHOLOGY, AND GEOGRAPHY, FOR THE HIGHER FORMS IN SCHOOLS. Condensed from the
Page v - The object of this Work is to elucidate the Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History of the Old Testament, New Testament, and Apocrypha ; and not to explain systems of theology, or discuss points of controversial divinity. It has seemed, however, necessary in a ' Dictionary of the Bible/ to give a full account of the Book, both as a whole and in its separate

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