A Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, Mythology, Religion, Literature & Art

A Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, Mythology, Religion, Literature & Art

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...swords (apdtfun), and the first five cohorts two pTla, one larger and another smaller, while the last five had lanclce, or javelins serving as missiles, and fitted with a leather loop to help in hurling them with precision. Tho military music of the Romans was provided by tiiblcinc.i (see Tuba), cornle.lnes (see Corxicen), buelnatores (see Bucina), and lltlelnes see Lituus, 2). On standards or ensigns, sec Siuxum and Vexillum. On levy, oath of allegiance, pay, and discharge from service, see Dilectus, Sacramextum, Stipendiu.m, and Missio. Tho accompanying cut (from the Column of Trajan) represents the soldiers of a legion on the march, pensive service of this kind, involving the equipment of a chorus (q.v.) for its musical competitions at public festivals, which were accompanied by theatrical and musical performances. (2) The Gymnasia re lila, which imposed tho obligation of training in the Gymnasia the competitors for the gymnastic contests, supplying them with proper diet while they wero in training, and providing at the games themselves for the requisite arrangement and decoration of the scene of the contest. The most expensive type of this form of service was the lampadarchla, the equipment of the torch race (q.v.), which in one instance recorded in Lysias Or. 21 3 cost twelve minm 40. (8) Tho ArcMthForla, or superintendence of the sacred embassies (thSOrice) sent to the four great national festivals, or to Delos and other holy places. In this case the State contributed part of the expenso. There were other leitourgiai confined to the separate tribes and demes, such as the entertainment of members of the clan on festal occasions. The most expensive of all was the extraordinary leitourgia called the trierarchla, which was...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236642929
  • 9781236642929