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M. Tullius Cicero, For Sextus Roscius of Ameria (ed. C. D. Yonge), chapter 32 (search)
the lake, “id enim proscriptionis Sullanae spoliorum est.” “Who was not wounded there with PhrygianThis is a fragment of a play of Ennius; by the words, “Phrygian steel” he points out that these murders were chiefly committed by slaves, great numbers of whom had lately been imported from Phrygia. Facciolati thinks too that allusion is made to the Oriental and luxurious manners of Sulla. steel?” I need not enumerate all,—the Curtii, the Marii, the Mamerci, whom age now exempted from battles; and, lastly, the aged Priam himself, Antistius, In the Brutus Cicero speaks of Antistius as a tolerable speaker; he calls him here Priam, meaning that he acted as a sort of leader and king among the accusers. whom not only his age, but even the laws excused from goi
T. Maccius Plautus, Miles Gloriosus, or The Braggart Captain (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 5, scene 1 (search)
inaA golden mina: The golden "mina" was worth ten silver ones, or one thousand "drachmae," of about ninepence three-farthings each., then. PYRGOPOLINICES For what reason? CARIO That we may now let you go hence unmaimed, you little grandson of Venus; otherwise you shall not escape from here; don't you deceive yourself. PYRGOPOLINICES It shall be given you. CARIO You're very wise. As for your tunic, and your scarfAnd your scarf: The "chlamys" was an outer garment worn among the Greeks and Oriental nations, somewhat resembling our scarfs. That worn by the Captain would probably be of great value, which of course would tempt the cupidity of his persecutors. The translation of l. 1426 is somewhat modified., and sword, don't at all hope for them; you shan't have them. A SERVANT. Shall I beat him again, or do you let him go? PYRGOPOLINICES I'm tamed by your cudgels. I do entreat you. PERIPLECOMENUS Loose him. PYRGOPOLINICES I return you thanks. PERIPLECOMENUS If I ever catch you here aga
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.21 (search)
aptain Stairs in 1889, and the work was at last thoroughly and scientifically done by H. R. H., the Duke of the Abruzzi, in June, 1906, and he named the highest range, Mount Stanley, and the two highest points, Margherita Peak (16,815 feet) and Queen Alexandra Peak (16,749).--D. S. Still another discovery was that of the Albert Edward Nyanza — called in ancient times the Sea of Darkness, whose waters were said to be sweeter than honey, and more fragrant than musk. I cannot endorse this Oriental estimation of their excellence; to many, the waters of the muddy Missouri would be preferable! Quitting the head-waters of the Nile, I ascended some three thousand feet into a higher altitude, and began a journey over a rich pastoral land, which extends to the south end of the Victoria Nyanza. In consideration of having driven Kabba Rega's raiders from the shores of the Albert Edward, and freed the salt lakes from their presence, I received hearty ovations and free rations from the vari
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.22 (search)
haps have been long delayed without his quickening touch. The political map of Africa, as it now appears, and is likely to appear for many generations to come, was not the work of Stanley; but without Stanley it would not have assumed its present shape. His place is among those who have set the landmarks of nations and moulded their destinies. When you conversed with him, at least in his later years, you easily discovered that he had a firm grasp of the general sequence of European and Oriental history, and a considerable insight into modern ethnological and archaeological learning. He had formed independent and original ideas of his own on these subjects; and when he talked, as he sometimes would, of the Sabaeans and the Phoenicians, and the early Arab voyagers, you saw that, to the rapid observation of the man of action, he had added much of the systematising and deductive faculty of the scholar. He possessed the instinct of arrangement, which is the foundation of all true sch
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arthur, Chester Alan, 1830-1886 (search)
reaped enormous advantages from this source. Blessed with an exceptional climate, enjoying an unrivalled harbor, with the riches of a great agricultural and mining State in its rear, and the wealth of the whole Union pouring into it over its lines of railroad, San Francisco has before it an incalculable future if our friendly and amicable relations with Asia remain undisturbed. It needs no argument to show that the policy which we now propose to adopt must have a direct tendency to repel Oriental nations from us, and to drive their trade and commerce into more friendly hands. It may be that the great and paramount interest of protecting our labor from Asiatic competition may justify us in a permanent adoption of this policy; but it is wiser in the first place to make a shorter experiment with a view hereafter of maintaining permanently only such features as time and experience may commend. I transmit herewith copies of the papers relating to the recent treaty with China which ac
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil service, United States colonial. (search)
e afterwards. In not one of the Spanish universities is there taught a modern Oriental language, except Arabic, nor was there in 1898 a single chair devoted to colonollege joining with the University in establishing a separate school of modern Oriental languages in which instruction is given in Burmese, Arabic, Japanese, modern G lecturers. Side by side with this school of politics is the school of modern Oriental languages, a list of whose graduates is annually communicated to the ministers trained men in the public service, and the seminary for the study of modern Oriental languages at Berlin is one of the most systematically equipped in the world. mber of men of the highest character and thorough knowledge, and familiar with Oriental life and thought, could be recruited from the ranks of our missionaries in AsiSuitable instruction for candidates for a colonial service in such subjects as Oriental history, colonial problems, administrative law, civil law, comparative religio
m Asia, but probably entered Europe by a more northern route. The Greek and Roman numeration was decimal, but their system of notation was very unfortunate, as any one may ascertain by trying a sum in multiplication: CCXLVIII XLV ——— ? The Oriental system of notation was introduced by the Arabs, and was credited to them, but they more properly term them Indian numerals, referring to their derivation from the Hindoos. This system of notation passed with the Saracens along the northern coaf the exchequer, and if they tallied the claim was admitted, perhaps paid. This system survived the introduction of Arabic numerals into England about 670 years. In 1826 the time came for the venerable system to abdicate in favor of the other Oriental method which had been asserting itself for so long. The pile of sticks, in companies, regiments, and brigades, that had by this time accumulated was something terrific. The question was, How to get rid of them? Prescriptive custom would preve<
beaten in the modern manner. The derbekkch of modern Syria is similar to the Egyptian darabooka, as their names indicate. Much ornament is lavished upon the cases of the Syrian instruments, as may be seen in Thomson's The land and the book. Oriental nations have very imperfect ideas of melody and harmony, but are very industrious players on the drum, castanets, and tambourine, accompanied by the twanging of guitars and the clapping of hands. The invention of the drum is ascribed to Bacchpassage of the balls and for the curved jet-pipes, which are pivoted to the stand-pipe. Drying-house. Drum-saw. A cylindrical saw for sawing curved stuff, staves especially. A cylinder-saw; barrel-saw. Drum-wheel. A very ancient Oriental form of water-raising wheel which was originally drumshaped, but afterwards had scoop-shaped buckets which dipped up water and conducted it towards the axis, at or near which it was discharged. See tympanum. Drunk′en-cut′ter. An elliptic
inst the open lid, and the eye-wash dashed against the ball, or forced against it by compressing the reservoir, as in the example. The device shown is also applicable to the eyeball for the purpose of preventing myopia by preserving the convexity of the cornea; the bag c, being partially exhausted, is allowed to expand after the edges of the cups are seated upon the eye-balls. Eye-ex′tir-pator. A surgical instrument for removing the eye. Putting out the eyes has long been a common Oriental punishment. The eyes of Zedekiah were put out by Nebuchadnezzar. Xenophon states that in the time of the younger Cyrus the practice was so common that the blinded men were a common spectacle on the highways. The Kurds and Turkestan hordes yet blind their aged prisoners. Eye-glasses. Eye-glass. 1. (Optics.) The glass nearest to the eye of those forming the combination eye-piece of a telescope or microscope. The other glass, nearer to the object-glass, is called the field-glas
ed what he considered to be the Island of Antilia (Cuba). An island under that name had appeared on the charts since 1425. Columbus was for discovering a western route to India in the interest of the Spaniards, that they might share in the rich Oriental trade then almost monopolized by the Venetians. He supposed himself to have reached the outlying islands of the Asiatic coast, and tried to worm his way among them to reach China and India. The voyage was repeated with the same intention. Hisng to the art. Toward the end of the fourth century, St. Ambrose composed a musical service for the church of Milan. Previous to this time, the Christian service was probably various in different parts of the Empire: in some it doubtless was Oriental and noisy; in lands where the Grecian civilization prevailed, it was copied from the dramatists, and consisted of airs, recitatives, and responses; in other regions again it probably followed the chants as performed at the pagan altars, and amon
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