The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius Halicarnassensis, Volum 2

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Side 167 - ... extent. But, if any one is desirous to measure the circumference of it by the wall, which, though hard to be discovered by reason of the buildings that surround it in many places, yet preserves, in several parts of it, some traces of the ancient structure ; and to compare it with the circumference of the city of Athens, the circuit of Rome will not appear much greater than that of the other.
Side 259 - ... magnificence and the richness of the materials, having three rows of columns in the south front, and two on each side. The body is divided into three temples parallel to one another, the partition walls forming their common sides. The middle temple is dedicated to Jupiter ; and on one side stands that of Juno, and on the other that of Minerva ; and all three have but one pediment and one roof'.
Side 173 - ... After he had made these regulations, he ordered all the Romans to register their names and give in a monetary valuation of their property, at the same time taking the oath required by law that they had given in a true valuation in good faith ; they were also to set down the names of their fathers, with their own age and the names of their wives and children, and every man was to declare in what tribe of the city or in what district of the country he lived. If any failed to give in their valuation,...
Side 289 - A. But if any of you are afraid that the citizens who are in the camp with Tarquinius will assist him and make war upon us, their fears are groundless. For the tyranny is grievous to them also and the desire of liberty is implanted by Nature in the minds of all men, and every excuse for a change is sufficient for those who are compelled to bear hardships ; and if you by your votes order them to come to the aid of their country, neither fear nor favour, nor any of the other motives that compel or...
Side 345 - After that, they [the Roman Consuls] strengthened with more effectual fortifications and guards the hill called Janiculum, which is a high mountain near Rome, lying on the other side of the river Tiber, and took care above all things that the enemy should not possess themselves of so convenient a post to annoy the city, and there they laid up their provisions for the war h.
Side 254 - ... tenth part of the spoils taken at Suessa, set all the artisans at the work. It was at this time, they say, that a wonderful prodigy appeared under ground ; for when they were digging the foundations and the excavation had been carried down to a great depth, there was found the head of a man newly slain with the face like that of a living man and the blood which flowed from the severed head warm and fresh. Tarquinius, seeing this prodigy, ordered the workmen to leave off digging, and assembling...
Side 259 - ... power too soon ; but the Roman people brought it to completion in the third consulship. It stood upon a high base and was eight hundred feet in circuit, each side measuring close to two hundred feet ; indeed, one would find the excess of the length over the width to be but slight, in fact not a full fifteen feet. For the temple that was built in the time of our fathers after the burning of this one...
Side 254 - ... achievement Tarquinius gave the people a respite from military expeditions and wars, and being desirous of performing the vows made by his grandfather, devoted himself to the building of the sanctuaries. For the elder Tarquinius, while he was engaged in an action during his last war with the Sabines, had made a vow to build temples to Jupiter, Juno and Minerva if he should gain the victory ; and he had finished off the peak on which he proposed to erect the temples to these gods by means of retaining...
Side 40 - Et rends ce que tudois a i'heur dema [On seeing his sister come to meet victoire. him Horace concludes that she is] Hor,, IV, 5 ; 1256. desirous, in the first place, to embrace her surviving brother, and, after that, to receive an account from him of the gallant behaviour of her deceased brothers. Dionys., IIl, 21.
Side 185 - ... his own century ; but they were deceived in this, that the whole century, whether it consisted of a small or a very large number of citizens, had but one vote; and also in that the centuries which voted first, consisting of men of the highest rating, though they were more in number than all the rest, yet contained fewer citizens ; but, above all, in that the poor, who were very numerous, had but one vote and were the last called. When this had been brought about, the rich, though paying out large...

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