A School Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities: Abridged from the Larger Dictionary

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Harper & brothers, 1854 - 373 pagine
 

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Pagina 8 - The curule aediles only had the jus edicendi, or the right of promulgating edicta ; but the rules comprised in their edicta served for the guidance of all the aediles. The edicta of the curule aediles were founded on their authority as superintendents of the markets, and of buying and selling in general. Accordingly, their edicts had mainly, or perhaps solely, reference to the rules as to buying and selling, and contracts for bargain and sale. The persons both of the plebeian and curule aediles were...
Pagina 40 - 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...
Pagina 86 - ... he paid the costs and damages of a suit which the patron lost, and of any penalty in which he was condemned ; he bore a part of the patron's expenses incurred by his discharging public duties, or filling the honourable places in the state.
Pagina 313 - Kipxic, the comb, the teeth of which were inserted between the threads of the warp, and thus made by a forcible impulse to drive the threads of the woof close together .... Among us the office of the comb is executed with greater ease and effect by the reed, lay, or batten.
Pagina 18 - They would destroy no city of the Amphictyons, nor cut off their streams in war or peace ; and if any should do so, they would march against him and destroy his cities ; and should any pillage the property of the god, or be privy to or plan any thing against what was in his temple at Delphi, they would take vengeance on him with hand and foot, and voice, and all their might.
Pagina 268 - ... honour of the Pythian god, with the accompaniment of the cithara. Some of the poets, however, and mythographers represent even the gods and the early heroes as engaged in gymnastic and equestrian contests at the Pythian games. But such statements, numerous as they are, can prove nothing : they are anachronisms, in which late writers were fond of indulging.
Pagina 304 - Hence the term avKofyavrelv, which originally signified to lay an information against another for exporting figs, came to be applied to all illnatured, malicious, groundless, and vexatious accusations. Sycophantes in the time of Aristophanes and Demosthenes designated a person of a peculiar class, not capable of being described by any single word in our language, but well understood and appreciated by an Athenian. He had not much in common with our sycophant, but was a happy compound of the common...
Pagina 164 - Polyb. vi. 35., which was the usual punishment of theft, desertion, perjury, &c. When a soldier was to suffer this punishment, the tribune first struck him gently with a staff', on which signal, all the soldiers of the legion fell upon him with sticks and stones, and generally killed him on the spot. If he made his escape, for he might fly, he could not however return to his native country, because no one, not even his relations, durst admit him into their houses, Polyb.
Pagina 110 - Persia, stamped on one side with the figure of an archer crowned and kneeling upon one knee, and on the other with a sort of quadrata incusa or deep cleft.

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