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" 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,... "
An Essay on the Roman Villas of the Augustan Age, Their Architectural ... - Sida 115
efter Thomas Moule - 1833 - 179 sidor
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A History of the Romans Under the Emperors

Dawson Massy - 1863 - 511 sidor
...marble and the Diocletian more than three thousand. The walls of their lofty apartments were still covered with curious mosaics, that imitated the art...beautifully encrusted with the precious green marble of Nnmidia ; the perpetual stream of hot water was poured into the capacious basons through so many wide...
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Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science

National Association for the Promotion of Social Science (Great Britain) - 1863
...indiscriminate service of the senators and people. " The walls of the lofty apartments were covered with curioua mosaics, that imitated the art of the pencil in the...encrusted with the precious green marble of Numidia ; the perpetual stream of hot water was poured into the capacious basin through so many wide mouths...
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A short description of the thermæ Romano-Britannicæ, or the ..., Volym 92

Robert Wollaston - 1864 - 68 sidor
...great work, " The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," observes, " the walls of the lofty apartment were covered with curious Mosaics, that imitated the...the elegance of design, and the variety of colours. It was the ambition of the Roman Emperors to construct these superb Thermae either to conciliate the...
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The Philosophy of the Bath: Or, Air and Water in Health and Disease ...

Durham Dunlop - 1868 - 465 sidor
...rnarhle, and more than 3,000 were reckoned in the baths of Diocletian. The walls of the lofty apartments were covered with curious mosaics, that imitated the...variety of colours. The Egyptian granite was beautifully incrnsted with the precious green marble of Numidia ; the perpetual stream of hot water was poured...
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Walks in Rome, Volym 1

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - 1871
...curious mosaics that imitated the' art of the pencil in elegance of design and in the variety of their colours. The Egyptian granite was beautifully encrusted with the precious green marble of Numidia. The perpetual stream of hot water was poured into the capacious basons through so many wide mouths...
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The hot-air bath. Repr. with additions from The Dubl. univ. magazine

Durham Dunlop - 1873
...Rome or the world could boast. " The walls of the lofty apartments," says Gibbon, "were covered wiih curious mosaics, that imitated the art of the pencil in the elegance of design and variety of colours. The Egyptian granite was beautifully incrusted with the precious green marble of...
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Walks in Rome, Volym 1

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - 1874 - 678 sidor
...curious mosaics that imitated the art of the pencil in elegance of design and in the variety of their colours. The Egyptian granite was beautifully encrusted with the precious green marble of Xumidia. The perpetual stream of hot water was poured into the capacious basons through so many wide...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volym 3

Edward Gibbon - 1875
...Tuscany. •* Olympiodor. apud Vhot. p. 197. lofty apartments were covered with curious mosaics, thai imitated the art of the pencil in the elegance of design, and the variety of colors. The Egyptian granite was beautifully encrusted with the precious green marble of Numidia ;...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. 6 (1876)

Edward Gibbon - 1876
...Maremme of modern Tuscany *• Olympiodor. apud Phot. p. 19t. lofty apartments were covered with curiouo mosaics, that imitated the art of the pencil in the elegance of design, and th« variety of colors. The Egyptian granite was beautifully encrusted with the precious green marble...
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Our visit to Rome, with notes by the way

John Rhodes (Wesleyan minister.) - 1876 - 214 sidor
...the people. They contained above sixteen hundred seats of marble. The walls of the lofty apartments were , covered with curious Mosaics that imitated the art of the pencil in elegance of design, and in the variety of their colours. The Egyptian granite was beautifully encrusted...
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