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Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome 3 3 Browse Search
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Jesus was the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament; those in the third exhibit within a short compass the great moral and religious obligations of the Christian life. The precise date at which this compilation was arranged is unknown, but it probably belongs to the early part of Cyprian's career. It is quoted by Jerome (Dial. I. adv. Pelag.) and by Augustin. (Contra duas Epist. Pelag. 4.8, 10.) 4. De Disciplina et Habitu Virginum liber De Disciplina et Habitu Virginum liber, written in A. D. 248, the year in which he was raised to the episcopate, in imitation of the dissertations of Tertullian, " De Virginibus velandis," " De Habitu Mulierum," &c., the object being to enforce upon those holy maidens who had made a vow of celibacy the necessity of simplicity in their dress and manner of life. He commences with an encomium on virginity, insists upon the propriety of abstaining from all sumptuous apparel and vain ornaments, from paint, from frequenting baths, marriages, or public spe
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Quadra'tus, Asi'nius lived in the times of Philippus I. and II., emperors of Rome (A. D. 244-249), and wrote two historical works in the Greek language. 1. A history of Rome, in fifteen books, in the Ionic dialect, called *Xiliethri/s, because it related the history of the city, from its foundation to the thousandth year of its nativity (A. D. 248), when the Ludi Saeculares were performed with extraordinary pomp. It probably passed over with brevity the times of the republic, and dwelt at greater length upon the imperial period. Suidas says that the work came down to Alexander, the son of Manaea; but this is a mistake, as Alexander died fifteen years before the thousandth year of Rome. (Suidas, s. v. *Kodra/tos ; Steph. Byz. s. vv. *)/Anqion, *Qayi/polis, *)Ocu/bioi ; D. C. 70.3; Zosim. 5.27; Vulcat. Gall. Avid. Cass. 1 ; Agathias, i. p. 17c.) 2. A history of Parthia, which is frequently quoted by Stephanus Byzantinus under the title of *Parqika\ or *Parquhnika/. (Quadratus belli Par