A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities

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William Smith, Charles Anthon
Harper & brothers, 1857 - Classical dictionaries - 1116 pages

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Page 208 - 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 176 - 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 259 - 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.
Page 104 - 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 23 - ... of the blood of the adoptive father in lawful marriage. The adopted child was entitled to the name and sacra privata of the adopting parent...
Page 164 - Ep. 75) alludes to a person who married in order to comply with the law. That which was caducum came, in the first place, to those among the heredes who had children ; and if the heredes had no children, it came among those of the legatees who had children. The law gave the jus accrescendi, that is, the right to the caducum as far as the third degree of consanguinity, both ascending and descending (Ulp. Frag.
Page 242 - ... so far subject to pity as to make him desirous of the recovery of his patient, but not so far as to suffer himself to be moved by his cries; he should neither hurry the operation more than the case requires, nor cut less than is necessary, but do everything just as if the other's screams made no impression upon him.
Page 92 - ARISTOCRATIA. aries in its simplest state, and as it was borne and impelled by human hands, without other assistance. In an improved form, the ram was surrounded with iron bands, to which rings were attached for the purpose of suspending it by ropes or chains from a beam fixed transversely over it.
Page 110 - The next and most common form is that which has the two-faced head of Janus on one side, and the prow of a ship on the other (whence the expression used by Roman boys in tossing up, Capita aut navim...
Page 186 - Ceecuban ; but that in this state it was generally bitter, and unfit for drinking. From this analogy we may conclude that, when new, it belonged to the class of rough sweet wines. It appears to have been one of Horace's favourite wines, of which he speaks, in general, as reserved for important festivals (Carm.

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