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MANNERS AND CUSTOMS
GOVERNMENT, MAGISTRACY, LAWS, JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS, RELIGION, GAMES,
TO ILLUSTRATE THE
BY EXPLAINING WORDS AND PHRASES, FROM THE RITES AND
BY ALEXANDER ADAM, LL. D.
RECTOR OF THE HIGH SCHOOL OF Edinburgh.
REVISED, CORRECTED, AND ILLUSTRATED WITH NOTES AND ADDITIONS,
PROFESSOR OF LANGUAGES IN COLUMBIA COLLEGE.
PRINTED BY WILLIAM A. MERCEin, no. 93 GoLD-STREET,
For Kirk & Mercein, W. B. Gilley, C. Wiley & Co. John Sayre, Scott & Seguine, John Tie-
Southern District of New-York, ss.
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty-seventh day of August, in the forty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, William A. Mercein, of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the words following, to wit:
"ROMAN ANTIQUITIÉS : or, an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Romans. respecting their Government, Magistracy, Laws, Judicial Proceedings, Religion, Games, Military and Naval Affairs, Dress, Exercise, Baths, Marriages, Divorces, Funerals, Weights and Measures, Coins, Method of Writing, Houses, Gardens, Agriculture, Carriages, Public Buildings, &c. &c. Designed chiefly to Illustrate the Latin Classics, by explaining words and Phrases, from the Rites and Customs to which they refer. By Alexander Adam, LL. D. Rector of the High School of Edinburgh. Revised, Corrected, and Illustrated with Notes and additions, by P. Wilson, LL. D. Professor of Languages in Columbia College.
In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled "An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned." And also to an Act, entitled An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled an Act for the encouragement of Learn ing, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
GILBERT LIVINGSTON THOMPSON,
Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.
THE FIRST EDITION.
NOTHING has more engaged the attention of li-
Scarcely on any subject have more books been writ-
On these accounts, near twenty years ago, the Compiler of the following pages thought of framing from both, chiefly from Nieuport, a Compendium for his own use, with an intention to print it, if he should meet with no book on the subject to his mind. But he soon perceived, that on several important points, he could not derive from either the satisfaction he wished. He