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. 1797 Excerpt: ...thirty inches in height, and twelve in 'width.1 i This altar is placed, at present, on the great staircase of the Guild-hall, and with it, ...Read MoreThis 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. 1797 Excerpt: ...thirty inches in height, and twelve in 'width.1 i This altar is placed, at present, on the great staircase of the Guild-hall, and with it, is another of nearly similar shape and size.--The inscription of the altar is so defaced, that I could not make it out; in the History of Somersetshire it stands as follows: (vol, i. p. 14). DE AE D I A NAE. SACRATI SSIMAE VOTV M SOLVIT V VETTI VS B E NIGNVS. L.M. NUMBER IV.. I! D1IS MANIBUS. CAIUS CALPURN1US RECEPTUS JACER BOS DEAE SUL1NIS VIXIT ANN EXXV. CALPURNIA CONJUNX FACIENDUM CURAVIT. 1 HE akar we are now to illustrate is a sepulchral Cippus, commemorating Caius Calpurnius, a prielt of the Goddess Sulinis, who died at the age of seventy-five. Hit wife Calpurnia caused this tribute to his memory to be erected. It was dug up by some labourers about two years since, as they were working in Sydney-Gardens. The ancients, both Greeks and Romans, held every thing which regarded the dead, in great veneration; and the laws relative to sepulture, funeral obsequies, &c. make no small part of their legal institutions. Previous to the publication of the twelve tables, it was customary with the latter, to burn, or inter the bodies H of i oi' the departed, within the walls of the city.1 But as seseveral inconveniencies were experienced from the practice, one article of this code was expressly levelled against it; Hominem mortuum, in urbe, ne sepelito, neve, unto;'a law which did not regard Rome alone, but extended itself to every city of the empire. This prohibition obliged the Romans to seek out other places of interment; and it was not long before they adopted the custom of burying the dead, and performing the obsequies, a little without their towns, erecting the sepulchres, by the fide of the public high-ways.--A pra..Read Less
New. Hardcover reprint of the original 1797 edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: An Illustration Of The Roman Antiquities Discovered At Bath. Warner, Richard. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: An Illustration Of The Roman Antiquities Discovered At Bath. Warner, Richard. Bath: Printed By W. Meyler, 1797. Subject: Classical Antiquities.
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