A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities

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Walton and Maberly, 1859 - 1293 pàgines
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II
183
III
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IV
382
V
439
VI
517
VII
565
VIII
585
XII
782
XIII
816
XIV
846
XV
978
XVI
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XVII
996
XVIII
1090
XIX
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Pàgina 97 - Hesperides, and was afterwards broken into the rocks and caverns of Thrace. The subterraneous pipes conveyed an inexhaustible supply of water ; and what had just before appeared a level plain, might be suddenly converted into a wide lake, covered with armed vessels, and replenished with the monsters of the deep.
Pàgina 31 - 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.
Pàgina 97 - The outside of the edifice was encrusted 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 above fourscore thousand spectators.
Pàgina 471 - the remains of a worship which preceded the rise of the Hellenic mythology and its attendant rites, grounded on a view of nature, less fanciful, more earnest, and better fitted to awaken both philosophical thought and religious feeling.
Pàgina 97 - ... feet. The outside of the edifice was encrusted 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...
Pàgina 245 - XIX XVIII XVII XVI XV XIV XIII XII XI X IX VIII VII VI V IV III...
Pàgina 424 - The raagister equitum had, like the dictator, to receive the imperium by a lex cnriata (Liv. ix. 38). The dictator could not be without a magister equitum, and, consequently, if the latter died during the six months of the dictatorship, another had to be nominated in his stead. The magister equitum was subject to the imperium of the dictator, but in the absence of his superior he became his representative, and exercised the same powers as the dictator. On one occasion, shortly before legal dictators...
Pàgina 241 - Hence, as the masculine form was easily adopted to denote the period of the sun's course, so the feminine in like manner might well 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...
Pàgina 365 - If a piece of land was torn away by a stream (avulsio) from one man's land and attached to another's land, it became the property of the latter when it was firmly attached to it This is a different case from that of ALLUVIO. But in all these cases the losing party was entitled to compensation, with some exceptions as to cases of mala fides. Confusio occurs in the case of rights also. If the right and the duty of an obligatio become united in one person, there is a confusio by which the obligatio...
Pàgina 197 - It would appear from the description of the bath administered to Ulysses in the palace of Circe, that this vessel did not contain water itself, but was only used for the bather to sit in while the warm water was poured over him, which was heated in a large caldron or tripod, under which the fire was placed, and when sufficiently warmed, was taken out in other vessels and poured over the head and shoulders of the person who sat in the iurafuydus.

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