Roman Antiquities: Or, An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Romans ...

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E. Duyckinck, 1826 - 496 pagine
 

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Pagina 75 - COMITIUM, where the pulpit or tribunal (suggestum) stood, whence the orators used to harangue the people. It was afterwards called ROSTRA, because it was adorned with the beaks of the ships taken from the Antiates, Liv.
Pagina 198 - And then the feoffor, if it be of land, doth deliver to the feoffee, all other persons being out of the ground, a clod or turf, or a twig, or bough there growing, with words to this effect : "I deliver these to you in the name of seisin of all the lands and tenements contained in this deed.
Pagina 293 - But if he missed his aim, by either throwing the net too short or too far, he instantly betook himself to flight, and endeavoured to prepare his net for a second cast ; while his antagonist as swiftly pursued (whence the name Secutar), to prevent his design by despatching him.
Pagina 281 - XVIII XVII XVI XV XIV XIII XII XI X IX VIII VII VI v IV III p cT W S.
Pagina 273 - Calig. 32.), with a slack rope, that it might not seem to be brought by force, which was reckoned a bad omen. For the same reason it was allowed to stand loose before the altar; and it was a very bad omen if it fled away.
Pagina 294 - COLISEUM, from the Colossus or large statue of Nero which stood near it. It was of an oval form, and is said to have contained 87,000 spectators. Its ruins still remain. 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.
Pagina 386 - If he died intestate, and without children, she inherited his whole fortune as a daughter. If he left children, she had an equal share with them.
Pagina 2 - 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 learning, 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...
Pagina 182 - AU 540, that no woman should have in her dress above half an ounce of gold, nor wear a garment of different colours, nor ride in a carriage in the city or in any town, or within a mile of it, unless upon occasion of a public...
Pagina 77 - Greek way of computing ; which sum is commonly reckoned equal to £322 18s 4d. sterling ; but if we suppose each pound of brass to contain 24 asses, as was the case afterwards, it will amount to £7750. This first class was subdivided into eighty centuries or companies of foot, forty of young men...

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