A Description of the Antiquities and Other Curiosities of Rome: from Personal Observation During a Visit to Italy in the Years 1818-19...

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C.and D. Rivington, 1828 - Broj stranica: 343
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Stranica 226 - The odious stranger, disguising every circumstance of time and place, assumed the mask of a martyr, a saint, and a Christian hero; and the infamous George of Cappadocia has been transformed into the renowned St. George of England, the patron of arms, of chivalry, and of the garter.
Stranica 196 - Some of them have lions' heads by way of a cap, with the mane hanging down behind. Each of them carry a stick over the left shoulder, which seems to have been for the purpose of conveying their provisions. We may observe a wallet, a vessel for wine, a machine for dressing meat, &c. We know, from other accounts, that they sometimes carried sixty pounds, and food for seventeen days: they never carried less than enough for three days. Their shields are oblong, with different devices upon them.
Stranica 9 - Some buried marble half preserves a name : That name the learn'd with fierce disputes pursue, And give to Titus old Vespasian's due. Ambition...
Stranica 212 - As a subject and a Christian, it was the duty of Gregory to acquiesce in the established government; but the joyful applause with which he salutes the fortune of the assassin, has sullied, with indelible disgrace, the character of the saint. The successor of the apostles might have inculcated with decent firmness the guilt of blood, and the necessity of repentance; he is content to celebrate the deliverance of the people and the fall of the oppressor; to rejoice that the piety and benignity of...
Stranica 266 - Ostia by building curving breakwaters on the right and left, while before the entrance he placed a mole in deep water. To give this mole a firmer foundation, he first sank the ship in which the great obelisk...
Stranica 290 - Tum pater Anchises lacrimis ingressus obortis : 'O nate, ingentem luctum ne quaere tuorum. Ostendent terris hunc tantum fata neque ultra esse sinent. Nimium vobis Romana propago 870 visa potens, superi, propria haec si dona fuissent. Quantos ille virum magnam Mavortis ad urbem campus aget gemitus ! vel quae, Tiberine, videbis funera, cum tumulum praeterlabere recentem...
Stranica iii - Vieni a veder la tua Roma che piagne, Vedova, sola, e di e notte chiama: Cesare mio, perché non m'accompagne? Vieni a veder la gente quanto s'ama; E se nulla di noi pietà ti muove, A vergognar ti vien della tua fama. E se licito m' è, o sommo Giove, Che fosti in terra per noi crucifisso, Son li giusti occhi tuoi rivolti altrove?
Stranica 301 - Metella on the Via Appia. This latter consists of a round tower, resting on a square basement. The circular part is still cased with stone. The original entrance is buried under the soil ; but an opening has been made above, by which the interior may be examined. Though the top of the roof has been broken in, enough remains to prove it to have been of a conical shape, the walls converging internally. The sepulchral vault was below the present level of the soil ; nor was it till the time of Paul III....
Stranica 276 - Bibidus was not within the city : and this is the opinion of Nardini. The inscription is as follows : C. POBLICIO. LF BIBVLO. AED. PL. HONORIS VIRTVTISQVE. CAVSSA. SENATVS CONSVLTO. POPVLIQVE. IVSSV. LOCVS MONVMENTO. QVO. IPSE. POSTERIQVE EIVS. INFERRENTVR. PVBLICE. DATVS. EST We have no means of ascertaining the time at which he lived, except from his being called Plebeian aedile on the inscription.
Stranica 196 - The standards are of various kinds ; such as a hand within a wreath of laurel, which was considered a sign of concord. Pictures also were used, which were portraits of gods or heroes. The soldiers wear upon their legs a kind of tight pantaloon, reaching a little below the knee, and not buttoned. The Dacians have loose pantaloons reaching to the ancle, and shoes: they also carry curved swords. The Sarmatian cavalry, allies of Decebalus, wear plate-armour, covering the men and horses. These were called...

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