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II. (1297 B. C.), representing that monarch proceeding in regal state to assume the crown of Upper and Lower Egypt; and in the procession a priest is seen releasing from a basket four carrier-pigeons, to announce the tidings to distant points. Ovid relates that Taurosthenes announced to his father in Aegeria, by a pigeon stained purple, that he had obtained the prize at the Olympic games. Brutus used pigeons for communicating with the inhabitants of Modena, during its siege by Mare Antony. by a cord, so as to lie over the heart of the judge and the high-priest. Aaron became, in a certain sense, a judge in the matters of conscience or religious polity which were submitted to him. See Adam Clark's commentary on Exodus XXVIII. 30. Ovid, in his Metamorphoses, lib. XV. verse 41, as rendered by Dryden, says:— A custom was of old, and still remains, Which life or death by suffrages ordains: White stones and black within an urn are cast; The first absolve, but fate is in the la
bservances of the Hebrew priests, who dipped their forks into the seethingpot and lifted the meat thence. The table-fork is a modern invention, deriving its name from the Italian forca. The Greeks and Romans had also flesh-forks or rakes to lift meat from the pot, but they had no table-forks. The carver, carptor, had a knife for carving, and the guests furnished their own. The meat was grasped by the finger and thumb of the left hand, and a piece excised. The New Testament, Homer, and Ovid mention the putting of the hands in the dish. Corkscrew hay-fork. The dipping in the dish refers to making a scoop of a piece of bread and dipping out the soup or gravy. To give a sop thus prepared to a friend at table was a delicate attention. Judas received his and went out. The mark of kindness was too much even for his selfish heart. The Chinese use chop-sticks instead of forks. Bronze forks were used by the Egyptian priests in presenting offerings to the gods. Two of the
the desired tint. Yellow ink: French berries, 8 ounces; water, 1 quart; alum, a small quantity. Green ink: a mixture of blue and yellow. Orange ink: a mixture of red and yellow. Purple ink: a mixture of red and blue. Brown ink: a mixture of black and yellow. Sympathetic ink is an ink which is invisible till the writing is subjected to a subsequent operation, such as warming, exposing to sunlight or to a chemical reaction. The ancients were acquainted with several modes. Ovid indiscreetly advises maidens to write with new milk. This, when dried, may be rendered visible by rubbing ashes upon it. Pliny suggests the milky juices of certain plants. Modern chemistry has given us a number of recipes. Writing in the following solutions, subsequently dried, will be rendered visible by the means cited, developing certain colors. Ink.Treatment.Color developed. Acetate of lead.Liver of sulphur.Brown. Gold in aqua regia.Tin in aqua regia.Purple. Infusion of galls.S
forming a corral are mentioned by the Roman writers. A purse or tunnel net was used at the end of wing-nets. Six kinds of fishing-nets are mentioned by Oppian. Three of these were casting, landing, and drag nets. The seine (Sagena) is a Greek net in name and in form. Corks or wooden blocks, to float the upper edge of a net, and weights to depress its lower edge, are seen in Egyptian paintings; exist on an old Egyptian net now in the Berlin Museum; and are mentioned by Pliny, Ovid, and other writers. The Grecian fishing-nets also had corks and leaden weights. Fishing was a great business in Egypt, and a painting in a tomb near the Pyramids represents a large drag-net, with floats and sinkers, in the act of being hauled by seven men, who stand on a decked boat and act under the direction of an overseer. b is a portion of a net with sinkers, from the Berlin Museum. Egyptian nets and netting. a, Fig. 3316, is an illustration from a painting in a tomb at Theb
table-land of Mexico. The paper somewhat resembles the Egyptian papyrus, and is polished to resemble parchment. It took color and ink excellently, and many specimens remain. It was sometimes rolled up in scrolls; at other times was made up in packs of leaves, with a tablet of wood for the outsides. The leaves were separate. A species of incombustible paper was made from asbestus in the time of Pliny. To give an idea of the bulky nature of papyrus manuscripts it may be mentioned that Ovid's Metamorphoses occupied fifteen rolls. The abundance of papyrus in Egypt, the chief source of its production, the magnificence of the kings of that country, and the concourse of learned men who resorted thither, caused it to become the seat of those immense libraries which we read of as having perished in the flames during the siege of Alexandria by Julius Caesar, B. C. 47, under Theodosius about A. D. 388, and finally under Omar the Saracen about A. D. 639. During this interval, however
. We owe them a great debt of gratitude, however. Other writers say that Perdix, nephew of Daedalus, employed the backbone of a fish, and was thus led to the invention. Perdix raised the jealousy of somebody, and was changed into a partridge. Ovid mentions this, without assigning the name of the inventor. Saws of the bronze age have been discovered in Germany and Denmark, but not in Great Britain. (Lubbock.) The metal was cast thin, and probably was serrated by chipping and grinding. the same with a toe-piece or cap; a leather moccasin, or soleless shoe; a shoe in which the toes are exposed (Fig. 4557, e); a shoe, as we understand it; slippers; boots; buskins, etc., etc. The material was of tanned or tawed skins. Homer, Ovid, and Pliny agree in celebrating the skill of Tychius, the Boeotian, in the art of shoemaking. The latter credits him with the invention of leathern shoes. It may be supposed that the sandal and moccasin had been in use from time immemorial, and
s known as a parallel file. Ta′per-vise. One whose cheeks are arranged to grasp objects whose sides are not parallel. See vise. Tap′es-try. (Fabric.) A kind of woven hangings of wool or silk, frequently raised and enriched with gold and silver, representing figures of men, animals, historical subjects, etc. The term is of somewhat indefinite meaning, and the purpose equally indeterminate. It was originally intended for hangings, to hide the wall, or make a screen or curtain. Ovid mentions human figures as worked on the curtains of theaters. For an account of ancient tapestry, see Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, article Tapes. Tapestry is described in the Book of Exodus. Plato, the comic poet, namesake of the philosopher, says: — There the well-dressed guests recline On couches rich with ivory feet; And on their purple cushions dine, Which rich Sardinian carpets meet For the art of weaving embroidered cloths was in great perfection in
f the Latins. It was a parasol or sunshade, carried by the Roman ladies or by attendants, known as umbedifera. It was made to open and close, like the modern umbrella, but was somewhat more clumsy. The Greek ladies used it in the theater, as did also the Roman. Its use was considered effeminate in a man. They were commonly of green linen stretched upon a frame and supported by a staff. Such are represented on ancient vases, and frequently referred to by contemporary writers: Aristophanes, Ovid, Anacreon, Martial, Juvenal, etc. The Hamilton vases show several instances of Greek and Etruscan umbrellas. Xerxes and Cleopatra are represented as sitting under canopies or umbrellas, watching the fight or the play. The Greek ladies wore straw hats and bonnets (Pollux, Theocr. ). The Roman men wore broadbrimmed felt hats, petasus (wide-awakes). Christie describes an Etruscan vase in which Bacchus presents a dove to a seated female, while an umbrella is held above their heads by another