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

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E. Duyckinck, 1826 - 496 páginas
 

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Página 2 - 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 times therein mentioned.
Página 2 - IDE, 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 : " Inductive Grammar, designed for beginners. By an Instructer." In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States...
Página 64 - DECUM£, tithes, were the tenth part of corn, and the fifth part of other fruits, which were exacted from those who tilled the public lands, either in Italy or without it. Those who farmed the tithes were called DECUMANI, and esteemed the most honourable of the publicans or farmers general, as agriculture was esteemed the most honourable way of making a fortune among the...
Página 125 - Page. t)g afterwards enjoy any other magistracy ; that there should be no appeal to the tribunes ; that they should not be allowed to assemble the people and make harangues to them, nor propose laws, but should only retain the right of intercession.
Página 395 - The Romans paid the greatest attention to funeral rites, because they believed, like the Grecians, that the souls of the unburied were not admitted into the abodes of the dead, or at least wandered a hundred years along the river Styx before they were allowed to cross it; for which reason, if the bodies of their friends could not be found, they erected to them an empty tomb...
Página 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.
Página 77 - The sixth class comprehended all those who either had no es* lates, or were not worth so much as those of the fifth class. The number of them was so great as to exceed that of any of the other classes ; yet they were reckoned but as one century. Thus the number of centuries in all the classes was, according to Livy, 191 ; and according to Dionysius, 193.
Página 306 - The consuls ordered such as they pleased to be cited out of each tribe, and every one was obliged to answer to his name under a severe penalty, Liv.
Página 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.
Página 126 - AU 260, in the Comitia Curiata, at the same time with the tribunes of the commons, to be as it were their assistants, and to determine certain lesser causes, which the tribunes committed to them, Dionys.

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