A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities

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J. Murray, 1878 - Classical dictionaries - 1293 pages

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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 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 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

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