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C. Julius Caesar, Gallic War, Book 2, chapter 4 (search)
territories; the effect of which was, that, from the recollection of those events, they assumed to themselves great authority and haughtiness in military matters. The Remi said, that they had known accurately every thing respecting their number, because being united to them by neighborhood and by alliances, they had learned what number each state had in Remi said, that they had known accurately every thing respecting their number, because being united to them by neighborhood and by alliances, they had learned what number each state had in the general council of the Belgae promised for that war. That the Bellovaci were the most powerful among them in valor, influence, and the number of men; that these could muster 100,000 armed men, [and had] promised 60,000 picked men out of that number, and demanded for themselves the command of the whole war. That the Suessiones were their nearest neighbors and possessed a
C. Julius Caesar, Gallic War, Book 6, chapter 12 (search)
ge of affairs ensued on the arrival of Caesar, the hostages were returned to the Aedui, their old dependencies restored, and new acquired through Caesar (because those who had attached themselves to their alliance saw that they enjoyed a better state and a milder government), their other interests, their influence, their reputation were likewise increased, and in consequence, the Sequani lost the sovereignty. The Remi succeeded to their place, and, as it was perceived that they equaled the Aedui in favor with Caesar, those, who on account of their old animosities could by no means coalesce with the Aedui, consigned themselves in clientship to the Remi. The latter carefully protected them. Thus they possessed both a new and suddenly acquired influence. Affairs were then in that position that the Aedui were c
C. Julius Caesar, Gallic War, Book 6, chapter 44 (search)
Having devastated the country in such a manner, Caesar leads back his army with the loss of two cohorts to Durocortorum of the Remi, and, having summoned a council of Gaul to assemble at that place, he resolved to hold an investigation respecting the conspiracy of the Senones and Carnutes, and having pronounced a most severe sentence upon Acco, who had been the contriver of that plot, he punished him after the custom of our ancestors. Some fearing a trial, fled; when he had forbidden these fire and water, he stationed in winter quarters two legions at the frontiers of the Treviri , two among the Lingones , the remaining six at Agendicum, in the territories of the Senones ; and, having provided corn for the army, he set out for Italy, as he had determined, to hold th
C. Julius Caesar, Gallic War, Book 7, chapter 63 (search)
of conducting the war. On obtaining this request they insist that the chief command should be assigned to them; and when the affair became a disputed question, a council of all Gaul is summoned to Bibracte . They came together in great numbers and from every quarter to the same place. The decision is left to the votes of the mass; all to a man approve of Vercingetorix as their general. The Remi , Lingones , and Treviri were absent from this meeting; the two former because they attached themselves to the alliance of Rome ; the Treviri because they were very remote and were hard pressed by the Germans; which was also the reason of their being absent during the whole war, and their sending auxiliaries to neither party. The Aedui are highly indignant at being deprived of the chief
takes of the French Marshal Bazaine on to Paris a week in Meaux Rheims on the picket line under fire a surrender at Versailles Generber the Chancellor's speaking thus most unguardedly at a dinner in Rheims. But he could not prevent the march to Paris; it was impossible toighest to the lowest grade. The 5th of September we set out for Rheims. There it was said the Germans would meet with strong resistance, ers, being the only seizure made in the city, I believe, for though Rheims, the centre of the champagne district, had its cellars well stockedby German firms, they received every protection. The land about Rheims is of a white, chalky character, and very poor, but having been terland of the louse, now supports a dense population. We remained in Rheims eight days, and through the politeness of the American Consul-Mr. Aight; resuming our journey next morning, we passed through Epernay, Rheims, and Rethel to Sedan, where we tarried a day, and finally, on Octob
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carroll, Charles, of Carrollton 1737-1832 (search)
Carroll, Charles, of Carrollton 1737-1832 signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Annapolis, Md., Sept. 20, 1737. His family were wealthy Roman Catholics, Charles Carroll. the first appearing in America at the close of the seventeenth century. He was educated at St. Omer's and at a Jesuit college at Rheims; and studied law in France and at the Temple, London. He returned to America in 1764, when he found the colonies agitated by momentous political questions, into which he soon entered— a writer on the side of the liberties of the people. He inherited a vast estate, and was considered one of the richest men in the colonies. Mr. Carroll was a member of one of the first vigilance committees established at Annapolis, and a member of the Provincial Convention. Early in 1776 he was one of a committee appointed by Congress to visit Canada to persuade the Canadians to join the other colonies in resistance to the measures of Parliament. His colleagues were Dr. Frank
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tomes, Robert 1817-1882 (search)
Tomes, Robert 1817-1882 Physician; born in New York City, March 27, 1817; graduated at Washington (now Trinity) College in 1835; studied medicine in Philadelphia and later at the University of Edinburgh; returned to the United States and practised in New York for a few years, and was then appointed surgeon on a vessel for the Pacific Mail Steamboat Company, and made trips between Panama and San Francisco. He was United States consul at Rheims, France, in 1865-67. He contributed largely to journals and magazines; and was author of Panama in 1855; The American in Japan; The battles of America by sea and land; The War with the South: a history of the Great American rebellion, etc. He died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1882.
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 coast of Africa, and was carried by them into Spain. The caliphate of Cordova was established by Abderahman, A. D. 755, and the university at that place was founded A. D. 968. At this distinguished seat of learning was educated the famous Gerbert of Auvergne. This enlightened ecclesiastic was successively a schoolmaster at Rheims (where he introduced the abacus, the Arabic numerals, the clock, the organ, and the globe), archbishop of Ravenna, and, eventually, Pope Sylvester II., to which position he was elevated by the decree of the Emperor Otho III. Patron and prelate died of poison shortly after, about A. D. 1002. Gerbert was probably the first to use in a Christian school the nine digits and a cipher, which proved, as William of Malmesbury said, a great blessing to the sweating calculators. A translation of
poised by other weights which slipped down their arm as the discharge of water lightened the other arm, and the place of the weights marked the lapse of time. Where the period of the clepsydra terminated, and that of weight-driven clocks commenced, cannot now be determined, but it is certain that the clocks of the Spanish Saracens were driven by weights. The renowned Gerbert studied philosophy and common-sense at the Saracenic University of Cordova, became successively a schoolmaster at Rheims (where he had a clock), Archbishop of Ravenna, and Pope Sylvester II., to which latter dignity he was advanced by the Emperor Otho III.; and they died by poison, both of them. To follow up the recital: — A. D. 1288, a clock was placed in the old palace yard, London, and remained till the reign of Queen Elizabeth. A. D. 1292, a clock was placed in Canterbury Cathedral. A. D. 1300, Dante refers to a clock which struck the hours. Chaucer refers to the horologe. No certain mentio
agram of the zodiacal signs, and the most ancient and interesting of all representations of celestial scenery. Gerbert, who studied 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 rel 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 constr
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