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

A. Strahan, and T. Cadell, London; and W. Creech, Edinburgh, 1792 - 616 páginas

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Página 211 - 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 sacrifice, Liv.
Página 367 - The scutum was a buckler of wood, the parts being joined together with little plates of iron, and the. whole covered with a bull's hide ; an iron plate...
Página 366 - Each legion was divided into ten cohorts, each cohort into three maniples, and each maniple into two centuries.
Página 329 - The nones, from nonus, the ninth, were so called because, counting inclusively, they were nine days from the ides. In March, May, July, and October, the nones fell on the 7th and the ides on the 15th of the month. The...
Página 389 - The general, when he began to turn his chariot from the forum to the Capitol, ordered the captive kings and leaders of the enemy to be led to prison, and there to be slain, but not always ; and when he reached the Capitol, he used to wait till he heard that these savage orders were executed.
Página 196 - Cicero : which was now directly attempted, by a special law, importing, that whoever had taken the life of a citizen, uncondemned, and without a trial, should be prohibited from fire and water*.
Página 436 - On each couch there were commonly three. They lay with the upper part of the body reclined on the left arm, the head a little raised, the back supported by cushions, and the limbs stretched out at full length, or a little bent ; the feet of the first behind the back of the second, and his feet behind the back of the third, with a pillow between each.
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Página 416 - The tunica or tunic, was a white woollen vest, which came down a little below the knees before, and to the middle of the leg behind, and was fastened about the waist by a girdle, which also served as a purse.
Página 30 - It was the part of the patron to advise and to defend his client, to assist him with his interest and substance ; in short, to do every thing for him that a parent uses to do for his children. The client was obliged to pay all kind of respect to his patron and to serve him with his life and fortune in any extremity.

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