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Flavius Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews (ed. William Whiston, A.M.), Book 13, section 270 (search)
city. He was the son of Antiochus that was called Soter, who died in Parthia. He was the brother of Demetrius, the father of Grypus; for it had so happened, that one and the same Cleopatra was married to two who were brethren, as we have related elsewhere. But Antiochus Cyzicenus coming into Syria, continued many years at war with his brother. Now Hyrcanus lived all this while in peace; for after the death of Antlochus, he revolted from the Macedonians, Dean Prideaux takes notice at the year 130, that Justin, in agreement with Josephus, says, "The power of the Jews was now grown so great, that after this Antiochus they would not bear any Macedonian king over them; and that they set up a government of their own, and infested Syria with great wars." nor did he any longer pay them the least regard, either as their subject or their friend; but his affairs were in a very improving and flourishing condition in the times of Alexander Zebina, and especially under these brethren, for the war
Co'mmodus 4. L. Ceionius Commodus, who was born at Rome on the 15th of December, A. D. 130. Upon the adoption of his father by Hadrian, he passed into the gens Aelia, and was entitled L. Ceionius Aelius Aurelius Commodus. Again, after the death of his father, he was, in pursuance of the command of Hadrian, adopted, along with M. Aurelius, by Antoninus Pius on the 25th of February, A. D. 138, and thus became L. Ceionius Aelius Aurelius Commodus Antoninus. During the lifetime of Pius he enjoyed no peculiar distinction except the appellation filius Augusti; in 156 he was quaestor, and in the year following consul, an honour which he enjoyed for a second time, along with his brother by adoption, in 161. After the death of Antoninus Pius, which took place in March, 161, he was invested with the titles of Caesar and Augustus, and by the favour of the new sovereign admitted to a full participation in all the imperial dignities. At the same time, M. Aurelius transferred to him the name of Ve
cted as a proper place for the incremation of another relic of the past; the wainscoting of the chamber protested by catching fire, the House of Lords set fire to the House of Commons, and both were burnt to the ground,—a grand funeral-pile. The bakers insisted for some years in keeping tally-stick record of loaves purchased by their customers; some of us recollect it. The oldest surviving treatises on mathematics are by the famous Alexandrians, Euclid, about B. C. 300; Ptolemy, A. D. 130; and Diophantus, A. D. 156. Decimal fractions were invented 1482. The first work on arithmetic published in England was by Tonstall, Bishop of London, 1522. The Italians had been in that field many years before. (Architecture.) The crown member of the capital of a column. Ab′a-ka. A fiber from which Manilla-rope is made. Ropes and cables of this material float in sea-water. Aba-mu′rus. A buttress or second wall, built to strengthen another. Abap-tis′ton.
udied astronomy among the Saracens in Spain, and was afterwards Pope Sylvester II., A. D. 1000, used in his school at Rheims a terrestrial globe brought from Cordova. While Rome was asserting, in all its absurdity, the flatness of the earth, the Spanish Moors were teaching geography in their common schools from globes. In Africa there was preserved, with almost religious reverence, in the library at Cairo, one of brass, reputed to have belonged to the great astronomer Ptolemy (about A. D. 130). Al Idrisi made one of silver for Roger II. of Sicily (A. D. 1131), and Gerbert used one he had brought from Cordova in the school he established at Rheims (about A. D. 975). — Draper. The globe of Gottorp is a concave sphere, 11 feet in diameter, with seats inside for spectators. Its concavity represents the constellations of the heavens, and its exterior is a terrestrial globe. It was constructed after the designs of Tycho Brahe, and turned on its axis. Dr. Long's globe was 18 feet
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 7: work of the chaplains and missionaries. (search)
h a good chaplain and one which has none. The men are more orderly, better contented, and really more efficient. Now and then I meet with an officer who appreciates all this, and even some irreligious colonels seek the co-operation of a good chaplain in their desire to render their regiments as efficient as possible. The denominations generally appointed some of their best men to enter the army as missionaries, and supplemented the scant salaries of the chaplains. It was reported in 1864 that The Old School Presbyterians employed, the past Assembly-year , 130 missionaries and chaplains in our different armies; and contributions to that work fell little short of $80,000. These laborers reported, at the General Assembly, in its meeting at Charlotte, the conversion of 12,000 soldiers during the year. But the work of the chaplains and missionaries will further appear as our narrative proceeds, and it will be seen that we had an earnest, zealous, and faithful corps of laborers.