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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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Sketches of Travel: Or, Twelve Months in Europe

Horatio King - 1878 - 398 sidor
...uneven and more or less covered with sand and dirt. Gibbon states that the walls of the lofty apartments were covered with curious mosaics that imitated the art of the pencil in elegance and design and in the variety of their colors. The nobility and common people alike had access...
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Londoniana, Volym 1

Edward Walford - 1879
...in mosaics. Thus Gibbon remarks, in his " Decline and Fall" :— " The walls of the lofty apartment were covered with curious mosaics that imitated the art of the pencil in the elegance of their design and the beauty of their colours. It was the ambition of the Roman emperors to construct...
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Early and Imperial Rome: Or, Promenade Lectures on the Archaeology of Rome

Hodder Michael Westropp - 1884 - 246 sidor
...marble ; 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 art of the pencil in the elegance of the design and the variety of colours. The Egyptian granite was beautifully encrusted with the precious...
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Self Culture, Volym 6, Utgåva 2

1897
...more that three thousand were reckoned in the baths of Diocletian. The walls of the lofty apartments were covered with curious mosaics that imitated the...pencil in the elegance of design and the variety of colors. The Egyptian granite was beautifully encrusted with the precious green marble of Kumidia, the...
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Modern Culture, Volym 6

Edward Cornelius Toune, Graeme Mercer Adam - 1898
...more that three thousand were reckoned in the baths of Diocletian. The walls of the lofty apartments were covered with curious mosaics that imitated the...pencil in the elegance of design and the variety of colors. The Egyptian granite was beautifully encrusted with the precious green marble of Nuinidia,...
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The Great Battles of All Nations from Marathon to Santiago, 490 B ..., Volym 1

Archibald Wilberforce - 1899
...more than three thousand were reckoned in the baths of Diocletian. The walls of the lofty apartments were covered with curious mosaics, that imitated the...pencil in the elegance of design and the variety of colors. The Egyptian granite was beautifully incrusted with the precious green marble of Numidia; the...
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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volym 3

Edward Gibbon - 1899
...Tuscany. " Olympiodor. apud Phot. 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 Works of Edward Gibbon, Volym 5

Edward Gibbon - 1907
...more than three thousand 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 incrusted with the precious green marble of Numidia ; the perpetual stream of hot water was poured...
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Practical Hydrotherapy: A Manual for Students and Practitioners

Curran Pope - 1909 - 649 sidor
...surface and still enjoy, through touch, the grandeur of its muscles. "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 colors. The Egyptian granite was beautifully encrusted...
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The Ideal Italian Tour

Henry James Forman - 1911 - 413 sidor
...responsible for the decline and fall of Rome. " The walls of the lofty apartments," Gibbon informs us, " were covered with curious mosaics, that imitated the art of the pencil in elegance of design and in the variety of their colors. The Egyptian granite was beautifully incrusted...
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