A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities

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Harper and brothers, 1870 - Classical dictionaries - 1116 pages

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Page 196 - 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 164 - 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 92 - 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 57 - Flamines and Salii at Rome. The essential part of the apex, to which alone the name properly belonged, was a pointed piece of olive-wood, the base of which was surrounded with a lock of wool. This was worn on the top of the head, and was held there either by fillets only, or, as was more commonly the case, by the aid of a cap, which fitted the head, and was also fastened by means of two strings or bands. The Flamines were forbidden by law to go into public, or even into the open air, without the...
Page 343 - ... 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 75 - There is reason to believe that some of the chambers in the pavilion of Remeses III., at Medeenet Haboo, were arched with stone, since the devices on the upper part of their walls show that the fallen roofs had this form. At...
Page 146 - Exigis, ut donem nostros tibi, Quinte, libellos. Non habeo, sed habet bibliopola Tryphon. « Aes dabo pro nugis et emam tua carmina sanus ? Non » inquis «• faciam tam fatue ». Nec ego.
Page 40 - 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 247 - With us practically, if not in theory, the essential 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. Thus the aim of democracy was said to be liberty ; wealth, of oligarchy ; and education, of aristocracy. In all governments the endeavour was to draw the social union...
Page 144 - In the time of Cicero it was usual for a general, or a governor of a province, to report to the treasury the names of those under his command who had done good service to the state: those who were included in such report were said in beneftciis ad aerarium deferri.

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