Handbook of Archaeology: Egyptian-Greek-Etruscan-Roman

George Bell, 1878 - 600 pages
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Page 491 - Enos Lases iuvate Neve lue rue Marmar sins incurrere in pleores Satur fu fere Mars limen sali sta berber Semunis Alternis advocapit conctos Enos Marmor iuvato Triumpe. The first five lines were repeated thrice, and Triumpe five times.3 Quintilian tells us that " the hymns of the Salii were hardly intelligible to the priests themselves...
Page 534 - Petronia, a priest's wife, the type of modesty. — In this place I lay my bones ; spare your tears, dear husband and daughters, and believe that it is forbidden to weep for one who lives in God.
Page 151 - They are, under the point of view of religion and philosophy, wholly rotten, and from the sole of the foot to the crown of the head there is no soundness in them.
Page 228 - ... these are the marks, in very manifold gradations, however, of the figures which were called satyrs in the genuine language of Greek poetry and art, from which the Roman poets first ventured to depart, who identified them with the Boman fauni, who are described as half men, half goats, and with horns.
Page 88 - ... were introduced into Rome in the year 390, in order to appease the wrath of the gods for a pestilence then devastating the city, and that ludiones were sent for from Etruria, who acted to the sound of the pipe, in the Etruscan fashion.
Page 300 - All these were discovered in the sepulchres of the ancients, but the circumstances under which they were found differ according to locality. In Greece, the graves are generally small, being designed for single corpses, which accounts for the comparatively small size of the vases discovered in that country. At Athens, the earlier graves are sunk deepest in the soil, and those at Corinth, especially such as contain the early Corinthian vases, are found by boring to a depth of several feet beneath the...
Page 124 - ... have said, could not be inserted without special permission from the emperor. Those whose means or interest were insufficient to obtain a private pipe, were obliged to fetch water from the public fountains. It is calculated by M. Rendelet that the nine aqueducts described by Frontinus furnished Rome with a supply of water equal to that carried down by a river thirty feet broad, by six deep, flowing at the rate of thirty inches a second.
Page 139 - The whole structure, 140 feet in height, was crowned by a chariot group in white marble, in which, probably, stood Mausolos himself, represented after his translation to the world of demigods and heroes.
Page 446 - The hieroglyphic figures were arranged in vertical columns or horizontal lines, and grouped together as circumstances required, so as to leave no spaces unnecessarily vacant. They were written from right to left, or from left to' right. The order in which the characters were to be read, was shown by the direction in which the figures are placed, as their heads are invariably turned towards the reader. A single line of...

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