A School Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities: Abridged from the Larger Dictionary

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Harper, 1846 - 373 pages
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Page 374 - Commentaries on the Gallic War, and the First Book of the Greek Paraphrase; with English Notes, Critical and Explanatory, Plans of Battles, Sieges, &c., and Historical, Geographical, and Archaeological Indexes.
Page 373 - Latin Grammar, Part I. Containing the most important Parts of the Grammar of the Latin Language, together with appropriate Exercises in the translating and writing of Latin.
Page 375 - JEneid of Virgil. With English Notes, critical and explanatory, a Metrical Clavis, and an Historical, Geographical, and Mythological Index.
Page 313 - Kipxic, the comb, the teeth of which were inserted between the threads of the warp, and thus made by a forcible impulse to drive the threads of the woof close together .... Among us the office of the comb is executed with greater ease and effect by the reed, lay, or batten.
Page 209 - The poet here alludes to what was technically called a malledm. The term denoted a hammer, the transverse head of which was formed for holding pitch and tow, which, having been set on fire, was projected slowly, so that it might not be extinguished during its flight, upon houses and other buildings, in order to set them on fire, and which was, therefore, commonly used in sieges, naval battles, &c.
Page 6 - Hirt. viii, 8) show that other instances had occurred before. A person on passing from one gens into another, and taking the name of his new familia, generally retained the name of his old gens also, with the addition to it of the termination -anus (Cic.
Page 373 - Latin Versification. In a Series of Progressive Exercises, including Specimens of Translation from English and German Poetry into Latin Verse. 12mo, Sheep extra, 75 cents. A KEY to the Above is published, which may be obtained by Teachers.
Page 40 - Pliny,' as having the twofaced head of Janus on one side, and the prow of a ship on the other (whence the expression used by Roman boys in tossing up, capita out navim').
Page 110 - Persia, stamped on one side with the figure of an archer crowned and kneeling upon one knee, and on the other with a sort of quadrata incusa or deep cleft.

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