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Q. Horatius Flaccus (Horace), Odes (ed. John Conington), Book 2, Poem 18 (search)
uth is mine, and Genius mine; The rich man comes, and knocks at my low door: Favour'd thus, I ne'er repine, Nor weary out indulgent Heaven for more: In my Sabine homestead blest, Why should I further tax a generous friend? Suns are hurrying suns a-west, And newborn moons make speed to meet their end. You have hands to square and hew Vast marble-blocks, hard on your day of doom, Ever building mansions new, Nor thinking of the mansion of the tomb. Now you press on ocean's bound, Where waves on Baiae beat, as earth were scant; Now absorb your neighbour's ground, And tear his landmarks up, your own to plant. Hedges set round clients' farms Your avarice tramples; see, the outcasts fly, Wife and husband, in their arms Their fathers' gods, their squalid family. Yet no hall that wealth e'er plann'd Waits you more surely than the wider room Traced by Death's yet greedier hand. Why strain so far? you cannot leap the tomb. Earth removes the impartial sod Alike for beggar and for monarch's child:
Sextus Propertius, Elegies (ed. Vincent Katz), Book 1, Addressed to Cynthia (search)
Addressed to Cynthia BAIAEnow Baia, then a fashionable resort on North shore of Bay of Naples, between Lucrine lake and promontory of Misenum. HERCULEAN SHORESHercules built causeway separating Lucrine lake from sea, while making off with Geryon's cattle. THESPROTUSruled the region of the river Acheron in Epirus, reputed to lead to Hades. Perhaps Propertius is drawing a connection to Lake Avernus, near Naples, another entrance to Hades. MISENUMsmall town on coast near Baiae. TEUTHRASmythological king in the region. While you linger in the middle of Baiae, Cynthia, where the path lies on Herculean shores, and marvel at seas subdued in the reign of Thesprotus, near the nobility of Misenum, does my memory ever bring a night of thought? Is there any place left for a love on its way out? Has some enemy, I know not who, stolen you with simulated passion, out of my songs? I hope a small skiff keeps you adrift with its tiny oars on Lake Lucrinus, or the sweet water holds you in Teu
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Divus Augustus (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 62 (search)
e. See Cicero, Topic iii. from their father, advanced them, while yet very young, to offices in the state, and when they were consuls-elect, sent them to visit the provinces and armies. In bringing up his daughter and grand-daughters, he accustomed them to domestic employments, and even spinning, and obliged them to speak and act every thing openly before the family, that it might be put down in the diary. He so strictly prohibited them from all converse with strangers, that he once wrote a letter to Lucius Vinicius, a handsome young man of a good family, in which he told him, "You have not behaved very modestly, in making a visit to my daughter at Baiae." He usually instructed his grandsons himself in reading, swimming, and other rudiments of knowledge; and he laboured nothing more than to perfect them in the imitation of his hand-writing. He never supped but he had them sitting at the foot of his couch; nor ever travelled but with them in a chariot before him, or riding beside him.
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Divus Augustus (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 70 (search)
asures of science do you not discover to us !--Epist. i. 9. or he went to some villa belonging to his freedmen near the city. But when he was indisposed, he commonly took up his residence in the house of Maecenas. Maecenas had a house and gardens on the Esquiline Hill, celebrated for their salubrity: Nunc licet Esquiliis habitore salubribus. Hor. Sat. i. 8, 14. Of all the places of retirement from the city, he chiefly frequented those upon the seacoast, and the islands of Campania,Such as Baiae, and the islands of Ischia, Procida, Capri, and others; the resorts of the opulent nobles, where they had magnificent marine villas. or the towns nearest the city, such as Lanuvium, Praeneste, and Tibur,Now Tivoli, a delicious spot, where Horace had a villa, in which he hoped to spend his declining years. Ver ubi longum, tepidasque praebet Jupiter brumas: … … ibi, tu calentem Debit sparges lachryma favillam Vatis amici. Odes, B. ii. 5. Adrian also had a magnificent villa near Tibur. where
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Caligula (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 19 (search)
He invented besides a new kind of spectacle, such as had never been heard of before. For he made a bridge, of about three miles and a half in length, from Baiae to the mole of Puteoli, Now Puzzuoli, on the shore of the bay of Naples. Every one knows what wealth was lavished here and at Baiae, on public works and the marine villas of the luxurious Romans, in the times of the emperors. collecting trading vessels from all quarters, mooring them in two rows by their anchors, and spreading earth upon them to form a viaduct, after the fashion of the Appian way. The original terminus of the Appian way was at Brundusium. This mole formed what we should call a nearer station to Rome, on the same road, the ruins of which are still to be seen. St. Paul landed there. This bridge he crossed and recrossed for two days together; the first day mounted on a horse richly caparisoned, wearing on his head a crown of oak leaves, armed with a battle-axe, a Spanish buckler and a sword, and in a cloak mad
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Nero (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 31 (search)
tter flowers; while they contained pipes which shed unguents upon the guests. The chief banqueting room was circular, and revolved perpetually, night and day, in imitation of the motion of the celestial bodies. The baths were supplied with water from the sea and the Albula. Upon the dedication of this magnificent house after it was finished, all he said in approval of it was, "that he had now a dwelling fit for a man." He commenced making a pond for the reception of all the hot springs from Baiae, which he designed to have continued from Misenum to the Avernian lake, in a conduit, enclosed in galleries: and also a canal from Avernum to Ostia, that ships might pass from one to the other, without a sea voyage. The length of the proposed canal was one hundred and sixty miles; and it was intended to be of breadth sufficient to permit ships with five banks of oars to pass each other. For the execution of these designs, he ordered all prisoners, in every part of the empire, to be brought t
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Nero (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 34 (search)
er an extremely affectionate letter, inviting her to Baiae, to celebrate with him the festival of Minerva. He had given private orders to the captains of the galleys which were to attend her, to shatter to pieces the ship in which she had come, by falling foul of it, but in such manner that it might appear to be done accidentally. He prolonged the entertainment, for the more convenient opportunity of executing the plot in the night; and at her return for Bauli,A small port between the gulf of Baia and cape Misenum. instead of the old ship which had conveyed her to Baiae, he offered that which he had contrived for her destruction. He attended her to the vessel in a very cheerful mood, and, at parting with her, kissed her breasts; after which he sat up very late in the night, waiting with great anxiety to learn the issue of his project. But receiving information that everything had fallen out contrary to his wish, and that she had saved herself by swimming, not knowing what course to tak
ied warm to the warmed faces of the fractured portions. The black felspar is preferably used, to prevent the detection of the joint. hard. a. Dried and pulverized clay, 8; clean iron-filings, 4; peroxyde of manganese, 2; sea-salt, 1; borax, 1. Triturate, reduce to paste with water, use immediately; heat after using. b. Peroxyde manganese, zinc-white, silicate of soda, to form a paste. hydraulic. a. The ancient hydraulic cement is the pozzuolana, a volcanic earth obtained near Baiae, in Italy. See pozzuolana. b. Hydraulic mortar or cement is made from argillaceous limestones, the presence of the alumina conferring the power of hardening under water. Hydraulic limes were known to and understood by the Romans. Attention was directed to the subject by Smeaton, when he experimented for a cement capable of hardening under water, in order to form his foundation courses for the Eddystone lighthouse. c. The French cement made at Mendon, near Paris, is made of chalk 4 parts
ater9.2 — 99.6 Strabo says of this earth:--- Puteoli has become a place of extensive commerce, having artificially constructed harbors, which were much facilitated by the facile nature of the sand [degraded tufa], which contains much gypsum, and will cement and consolidate thoroughly. For mixing this sand with limestones they construct moles in the sea, thus forming bays along the open coast in which the largest transport-ships may safely ride. It was obtained by the Romans near Baiae, and is still exported largely from that part of Italy. Mixed with lime and water, it hardens anywhere, — in the air or under water. It is invaluable, and the permanency of the great sea-walls and other maritime structures of the Romans is largely due to its use. It is commonly known as Roman cement. Many attempts have been made to form an artificial pozzuolana by combinations of sand, clay, lime, and iron. Ochreous clays are especially suitable. General Treussart's system for mak
r at top. Trap-valve. A valve hinged on one side of its seat, and opening and closing like a shutter or trapdoor. A clack-valve. Trash. (Manege.) A collar or leash to restrain a dog in coursing. Trass. Tarrass. A volcanic earth, or calcareous tufa, resembling pozzuolana, and found in several districts of France and Germany, the theaters of extinct volcanic action; the Vivarais, in the center of France; at Brohl, near Andernach, on the Rhine. Like the hydraulic cement of Baiae, it consists of ingredients which enable it to harden under water. Beithier's analysis is as follows:— Trass.Pozzuolana. Silica0.5700.445 Alumina0.1200.150 Lime0.0260.088 Magnesia0.0100.047 Oxide of iron0.0500.120 Potash0.0700.014 Soda0.0100.040 Water0.0960.092 ———— 0.9520.996 Trave. (Manege.) A wooden frame or stocks to confine a horse or ox while shoeing. Trav′el. 1. (Steam.) The distance which the slide-valve travels in one direction for each str
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