Tables of Ancient Coins, Weights and Measures Explain'd and Exemplify'd in Several Dissertations

J, Tonson, 1727 - 327 páginas

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Página 99 - The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the homer.
Página 39 - A bekah for every man, that is, half a shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for every one that went to be numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty men.
Página 42 - And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had fpread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money.
Página 113 - The difference between the riches of Roman citizens in the infancy and in the grandeur of Rome, will appear by comparing the firft valuation of eftates with the eftates afterwards pofiefTed.
Página 141 - Me, inquit, juvene violacea purpura vigebat, cujus libra denariis centum venibat : nee multo post rubra Tarentina.
Página 192 - Bis millies et quingenties sibi deesse, ut nihil haberet,' or ' that he was 2,018,229/. worse than nothing.' "When he first entered Rome, in the beginning of the civil war, he took out of the treasury 1,095,979/., and brought into it at the end of it 4,843,750/.
Página 209 - Tables, but differ from all the others, and they certainly denote the centejima ufura : but how this way of Expreflion in thefe two Authors has happened, I can give no Account : It feems they put the Uncia for the As or Integer. The Centejima Ufura was the greateft...
Página 136 - Cooks from this, that they could make artificial Birds and Fifties, in Default of the real ones, and which exceeded them in the exquifitenefs of the Tafte. Nicomedes King of Bithynia, longing for Herrings, was fupplied with frefli ones by his Cook, tho' at a great diftance from the Sea.
Página 15 - As a weight it was the feventh part of a Roman Ounce. It is from this Standard that both the value of the Roman Weights and Coins in the Tables are deduced.
Página 129 - NOTES. troduced this bird to the table as a great dainty, in a magnificent fcaft which he made on his being created Augur. The price of a peacock, fays Arbuthnot, page 129. was fifty denarii, that is, 1 1.

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