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Página 291 - These were the principal divisions of the Roman priests. Concerning their emoluments the Classics leave us very much in the dark ; as they also do with respect to those of the magistrates. When Romulus first divided the Roman territory, he set apart what was sufficient for the performance of sacred rites, and for the support of temples, Dionys.
Página 301 - 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.
Página 130 - Sylla abridged, and in a manner extinguished, that power, by enacting, that whoever had been tribune should not 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 348 - Afterwards a spear with a cross piece of wood on the top, sometimes the figure of a hand above, probably in allusion to the word manipulus ,and below, a small round or oval shield, commonly of silver, Plin.
Página 317 - 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, Jlrenarii.
Página 533 - XI. first established them in France, in the year 1474 : but it was not till the first of Charles II., anno...
Página 67 - MumciPiA were foreign towns which obtained the right of Roman citizens. Of these there were different kinds. Some possessed all the rights of Roman citizens, except such as could not be enjoyed without residing at Rome. Others enjoyed the right of serving in the Roman legion/ but had not the right of voting and of obtaining civil offices. The...
Página 35 - If a master of a family was slain at his own house, and the murderer not discovered, all his domestic slaves were liable to be put to death. Hence we find no less than 400 in one family punished on this account, Tacit. Ann. xiv. 4,S. Slaves were not esteemed as persons, but as things, and might be transferred from one owner to another, like any other effects.
Página 59 - 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...