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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . Comic Scene from a PaiiitiTig iu the house of Castor and Pollux at Pompeii. these points, Athenian habits were the antipodes of Roman;and with such essential differences between them, an originalRoman comedy would have been a most valuable production,. Comic Scene from a Painting at Pompeii. and would have given us that insight into the private feelingsand private life of this remarkable people,

. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . Comic Scene from a PaiiitiTig iu the house of Castor and Pollux at Pompeii. these points, Athenian habits were the antipodes of Roman;and with such essential differences between them, an originalRoman comedy would have been a most valuable production,. Comic Scene from a Painting at Pompeii. and would have given us that insight into the private feelingsand private life of this remarkable people, Stock Photo
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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . Comic Scene from a PaiiitiTig iu the house of Castor and Pollux at Pompeii. these points, Athenian habits were the antipodes of Roman;and with such essential differences between them, an originalRoman comedy would have been a most valuable production, . Comic Scene from a Painting at Pompeii. and would have given us that insight into the private feelingsand private life of this remarkable people, which is of allknowledge the most curious and important. That this, how- THE THEATRES. 191 ever, was not accomplislied in the comoedia togata, tlie in-different manner in which it is mentioned by the ancientswill hardly allow us to doubt. Quintilian himself informsus that the Latin literatui-e was lamest in comedy. * Vitruvius has given some minute directions, strongly illus-trative of the importance of the subject, for choosing a propersituation for a theatre. When the Forum is finished, ahealthy situation must be sought for, wherein the theatremay be erected to exhibit sports on the festival days of theimmortal gods. For the spectators are detained in theirseats by the entertainment of the games, and remaining quietfor a long time, their pores are opened, and imbibe thedraughts of air, which, if they come from marshy or other-wise unhealth

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