Encyclopaedia of Antiquities and Elements of Archaeology, Classical and Mediaeval Volume 2

Encyclopaedia of Antiquities and Elements of Archaeology, Classical and Mediaeval Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... churches there was often a table-tomb near the altar which served for a pedestal or stand bf the wooden se-pulchres;k some of which were very l Du Cange, v. Sepulchri Officium. " In the will of Tho. 'Windsor, Esq. of Stanwell, in Middlesex, dated l-179, it is said, " Iwill that there be made a pliiyne tomb of marble of a competent height, to the intent that yt may her the blessed body of our Lord and the Sepultur, at In the mean time, a Upon, threw T the time of Estre, to stand upon the same, with inyne arms ands convenient scriptur to be Se! about the same tombe." Sometimes it was under an arch, with sculpture of the Resurrection, bill always in the Chancel. Lys0ns's Britann. vi. 490-Bloi: neficld's Norfolk, vii. I32. Vl'hitaker's Rich-mondshire, i. 5. _ l Brit. Moiiach. 86. "' Hone's Mysteriein Q21. Roman Tliuribula. The Vase is wrongly characterized, theolher from La Chauae is carrcct.----Malliot. i'. '279. Srnxrnev is not within the plan of this work, and having extensive collections upon the subject, I know that details are indispensable, and that they are too voluminous for necessary limitation. Such familiar books as Plutarch's Lives and Caesar's Commentaries give the most simple illustrations of both Greek and Roman manoeuvres and tacticks. Notwithstanding the changes consequent upon the greater use of cavalry, and a different sort of projectiles, through the invention of gunpowder; it is a fact, that Greek and Roman generalshi, in a scientific view, subsists to t is day. The fifth Henry VOL. II. won the battle of Agincourt by a Roman manmuvre, and Cromwell was conqueror at Naseby by the same means as was practised by Epaminon_ das at Leuctra. The campaigns of Buonaparte...show more

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  • Paperback | 374 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 667g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236891961
  • 9781236891969