Gallus: Or, Roman Scenes of the Time of Augustus. With Notes and Excursuses Illustrative of the Manners and Customs of the Romans

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J. W. Parker, 1849 - 535 oldal

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19. oldal - ... Corinthian saloon stood vessels of precious Corinthian bronze, whose worn handles and peculiar smell sufficiently announced their antiquity ; together with two large golden drinking cups, on one of which were engraved scenes from the Iliad, on the other from the Odyssey. Besides these there were smaller beakers and bowls composed of precious stones, either made of one piece only and adorned with reliefs, or of several cameos united by settings of gold. Genuine Murrhina vases also, — even at...
216. oldal - Tu mediastinus tacita prece rura petebas, Nunc urbem et ludos et balnea villicus optas ; 15 Me constare mihi seis, et discedere tristem, Quandocunque trahunt invisa negotia Romam.
29. oldal - Immediately adjoining this apartment was the library, full of the most precious treasures acquired by Gallus, chiefly in Alexandria. There, in presses of cedar-wood, placed round the walls, lay the rolls, partly of parchment, and partly of the finest Egyptian papyrus, each supplied with a label, on which was seen in bright red letters, the name of the author and title of the book. Above these again were ranged the busts, in bronze or marble, of the...

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