Notices And Descriptions Of Antiquities Of The Provincia Romana Of Gaul; Now Provence, Languedoc…

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byThomas Pownall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1788. Excerpt: ... implication: for if there were not slips, carpenters, and stores, Julius Cæsar could never have built, as he did, in thirty days, twelve ships of war, and rig and arm them for sea and service. It is said, indeed, that he performed this in thirty days from the cutting of the timber; which may be true of the large timbers, an article that, not being in the course of their sliip-building wanted, could not have been in the yard; but the planks, all the iron, the rigging, and resinous gums or pitch, as well as builders, must have been on or near the spot, otherwise these ships could never have been so fitted out so soon, and in such condition, as to go into the line. Arles was at this time a port to which the sea approached. It was honoured afterward by Cæsar, in having a colony of Romans established there, which was conducted by Tiberius Nero, the Father of the Emperor Tiberius (Suetonius, in VitA Tiberii, § 4.). It became, for three or four hundred years afterwards, a populous, commercial town. Constantine, in the beginning of the fourth century, made it for some time the place of his residence, and always honoured it with his favourable patronage, and attempted to give it his name; but custom has retained the old one of Arelas. Honorius, in the fifth century, fixed upon Arles as the place of sessions for the general aflembly of the Gauls; and in his edict, convening the states to that place, gave as a reason , the state of its inhabitancy, of its commerce, its abundant supply, and accommodation of all sorts. The Reader may fairly, from this account, expect to be told, that anciently there were at this place every sort of public edifice, which every such considerable Roman town had; and the traveller may expect to meet with some remains of the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1788. Excerpt: ... implication: for if there were not slips, carpenters, and stores, Julius Cæsar could never have built, as he did, in thirty da...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217025455

ISBN - 13:9780217025454

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