A short description of the thermæ Romano-Britannicæ, or the Roman baths found in Italy, Britain, France, Switzerland, &c, Volym 92

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R. Hardwicke, 1864 - 68 sidor
 

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Sida 8 - ... an exact square. This was the room allotted for the slaves who attended to heat the place ; the other was the receptacle of the fuel designed to heat the room above, the concamerata...
Sida 26 - Jam vero principum filios liberalibus artibus erudire, et ingenia Britannorum studiis Gallorum anteferre, ut, qui modo linguam Romanam abnuebant, eloquentiam concupiscerent. Inde etiam habitus nostri honor et frequens toga : paulatimque discessum ad delinimenta vitiorum, porticus et balnea et conviviorum elegantiam : idque apud imperitos humanitas vocabatur, cum pars servitude esset.
Sida 39 - inquit ' haec sapiens quidem invenit : sed minora quam ut ipse tractaret, sordidioribus ministris dedit.' immo non alus excogitata ista sunt quam quibus hodieque curantur. quaedam nostra demum prodisse memoria scimus, ut speculariorum usum perlucente testa clarum transmittentium lumen, ut suspensuras balneorum et inpressos parietibus tubos, per quos circumfunderetur calor, qui ima simul ac summa foveret aequaliter.
Sida 25 - ... from the square Bath, 18 ft. 10 in. The roof of this seems to have been sustained by four pilasters, one at each angle, and two at the springing of the circle. This Bath seems to have undergone some alteration ; the base of the semi-circle is filled up to about the height of 5 ft., upon which two pilasters were set on either side from the area, between...
Sida 57 - Parva petunt Manes. Pietas pro divite grata est munere. Non avidos Styx habet ima deos. Tegula porrectis satis est velata coronis, et sparsae fruges,) parcaque mica salis, inque mero mollita Ceres, violaeque solutae : haec habeat media testa relicta via. Nee maiora veto. Sed et his placabilis umbra est.
Sida 65 - Hamdm, but I trust I may venture to naturalize, in its true sense, the word in our tongue as a step to naturalise the thing in our habits. A people who know neither Latin nor Greek have preserved this great monument of antiquity on the soil of Europe, and present to us who teach our children only Latin and Greek, this institution in all its Roman grandeur, and its Grecian taste. The bath, when first seen by the Turks, was a practice of their enemies, religious and political ; they were themselves...
Sida 12 - I had almost said, melts the soul. In other times and in other places, one single edifice, a temple, a theatre, a tomb, that had escaped the wreck of ages would have enchanted us ; nay, an arch, the remnant of a wall, even one solitary column was beheld with veneration ; but to discover a single ancient house, the abode of a Roman in his privacy, the scene of his domestic hours, was an object of fond but hopeless longing. Here, not a temple...
Sida 1 - The Egyptian granite was beautifully encrusted with the precious green marble of Numidia; the perpetual stream of hot water was poured into the capacious basins through so many wide mouths of bright and massy silver; and the meanest Roman could purchase, with a...
Sida 8 - Upon each is a tile eighteen inches square, as if designed for a capital ; and over them a perforated tile, two feet square. Such are continued over all the pillars. Above these are two layers ; one of coarse mortar, mixed with small red gravel, about three inches thick ; and the other of finer materials, between four and five inches thick ; these seem to have been the floor of the room above. The pillars stand on a mortar-floor, spread over the rock. On the south side, between the middle pillars,...

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