Roman antiquities: or, An account of the manners and customs of the Romans

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M. Carey, 1807 - Rome - 616 pages

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Page 372 - THE discipline of the Romans was chiefly conspicuous in their marches and encampments. They never passed a night, even in the longest marches, without pitching a camp, and fortifying it with a rampart and ditch, Liv.
Page 89 - Any other magistrate, of equal or greater authority than he who presided, might likewise take the auspices ; especially if he wished to hinder an election, or prevent a law from being passed. If such magistrate therefore declared, SE DE COELO SERVASSE, that he had heard thunder, or seen lightning, he was said OBNUNT1ARE.
Page 329 - Caesar, when he became master of the state, resolved to put an end to this disorder, by abolishing the source of it, the use of the intercalations ; and for that purpose, A U.
Page 81 - By this arrangement the chief power was vested in the richest citizens, who composed the first class, which, although least in number, consisted of more centuries than all the rest put together ; but they likewise bore the charges of peace and war...
Page 287 - ... herself into an eagle. After this transformation the goddess pursued the god with apparent ferocity, and Jupiter fled for refuge into the arms of Leda, who was bathing in the Eurotas. Jupiter took advantage of his situation, and nine...
Page 198 - Upon his return into the city, after having conquered the party of Marius, he wrote down the names of those whom he doomed to die, and ordered them to be fixed up...
Page 113 - ... be permitted to speak for himself: upon which Cicero, who was never at a loss, instead of pronouncing the ordinary form of the oath, exalting the tone of his voice, swore out aloud, so as all the people might hear him, that he had saved the Republic and the city from ruin...
Page 348 - The place where the gladiators fought was called ARENA, because it was covered with sand or saw-dust, to prevent the gladiators from sliding, and to absorb the blood ; and the persons who fought, Arenarii.
Page 470 - THE Romans paid the greatest attention to funeral-rites, because they believed that the souls of the unburied were not admitted into the abodes of the dead ; or at least wandered a hundred years along the river Styx, before they were allowed to cross it ; for which reason, if the bodies of their friends could not be found, they erected to them an empty tomb, (TUMULUS INAKIS, xsvoroipiov, Cenotaphium,) at which they performed the usual solemnities, Virg.
Page 363 - It was determined by lot in what manner the tribes should be called. The consuls ordered such as they pleased to be cited out of each tribe, and every one was obliged to answer to his name under a severe penalty, Liv.

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