Roman antiquities and ancient mythology for classical schools

Paperback | January 13, 2012

byCharles Knapp Dillaway

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1831. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Roman antiquities and ancient mythology for classical schools Charles Knapp Dillaway ROMAN ANTIQUITIES. CHAPTER I. Foundation of Rome and division of its Inhabitants. Rome was founded by Romulus and a colony from Alba Longa, 753 years, as is commonly thought, before the birth of Christ. The people were divided into three tribes, and each tribe into ten curiae. The number of tribes was afterwards increased to thirty-five. The people were at first only separated into two ranks; the Patrician and Plebeian, but afterwards the Equites or Knights were added, and at a later period, Slavery was introduced--making in all, four classes : Patricians, Knights, Plebeians, and Slaves. The Patrician order consisted of those families whose ancestors had been members of the Senate. Those among them who had filled any superior office, were considered noble, and possessed the right of making images of themselves, which were transmitted to their descendants, and formed part of their domestic worship. The Plebeian order was composed of the lowest class of freemen. Those who resided in the city, were called " Plebs ur By whom and at what time was Rome founded ? How were the people divided ? What was the general division? What was the Patrician order ? Who composed the Plebeians ? How were they distinguished ? bona;" those who lived in the country, "Piths rustica." But the distinction did not consist in name only--the latter were the most respectable. The JPlebs urbana consisted not only of the poorer mechanics and laborers, but of a multitude of idlers who chiefly subsisted on the public bounty, and whose turbulence was a constant source of disquietude to the government. There were leading men among them, kept in pay by the sediti...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1831. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Roman antiquities and ancient mythology for classical schools Charles Knapp Dillaway ROMAN ANTIQUITIES. CHAPTER I. Foundation of Rome...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021779310X

ISBN - 13:9780217793100

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