A Study of Tibur -- Historical, Literary and Epigraphical --; From the Earliest Times to the Close of the Roman Empire

A Study of Tibur -- Historical, Literary and Epigraphical --; From the Earliest Times to the Close of the Roman Empire

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...worries him.110 In several letters Symmachus refers to the charm which Tibur has for his friend Attalus. He is spending his honeymoon there in the midst of the orchards and is making Juno a divinity, equal to Hercules at Tibur. When Attalus obtains possession of an old villa which he plans to repair, he receives most enthusiastic congratulations from Symmachus.111 Of the activities and life within the town of Tibur we shall have more to say in succeeding chapters, but here we may call attention to a few facts. There was a library in the temple of Hercules which, according to Gellius, was well supplied with books. Gellius quotes on one occasion from a book of Claudius Quadrigarius in this library.112 At another time he and a group of friends had gone to the Tiburtine country during the heated season, and were drinking water made from snow. One of the company objects, and brings a book of Aristotle's from the library at Tibur to prove to them that snow water is most unwholesome.113 There Trebellius Pollio, Vita Zenobia xxiv, 30, 27. 1( Ashby, Papers of British School at Rome iii, p. 119. U0Symm. Epis. vi, 81: Nobis Tiburis aura blanditur, sed contra exasperat animum male gesta ratio vilicorum. Cp. Epis. vi, 20. 111 Symm. Epis. vii, 20: Villa Tiburs quae proxime in ius tuum venit, maioris ingenii praedicatorem requirit; ego tamen linguae modicus, ut potero, verbis honorem loco faciam. Quid hic in positu aedium venustatis est! Quis situ ex edito fit in plana iactus oculorum! Frequentare has sedes Orchomenias dixerim deas atque eas sedulo adnisas, ut te conciliarent aedibus suis dominum. Perge igitur, ut facis, et victis aevo redde novitatem. Cp. Epis. vii, 15; vii, 26; vii, 31. 1U Gell. ix, 14, 3: Meminimus etiam in Tiburti bibliotheca invenire nos...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236511395
  • 9781236511393