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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 . epresentedGrecian manners. But they had also a comoedia togata, socalled from the Eoman dress which was worn in it. Afraniuswas the principal writer in this walk. We have no remainswhatever of his writings, nor can we determine whether thetogatce were original comedies of new invention, or merelyGrecian comedies adapted to Eoman manners. The lattercase is the more probable, yet it is not easy to

. 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 . epresentedGrecian manners. But they had also a comoedia togata, socalled from the Eoman dress which was worn in it. Afraniuswas the principal writer in this walk. We have no remainswhatever of his writings, nor can we determine whether thetogatce were original comedies of new invention, or merelyGrecian comedies adapted to Eoman manners. The lattercase is the more probable, yet it is not easy to 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 . epresentedGrecian manners. But they had also a comoedia togata, socalled from the Eoman dress which was worn in it. Afraniuswas the principal writer in this walk. We have no remainswhatever of his writings, nor can we determine whether thetogatce were original comedies of new invention, or merelyGrecian comedies adapted to Eoman manners. The lattercase is the more probable, yet it is not easy to conceive howAttic comedies could well be adapted to local circumstancesof so different a nature. The way of living of the Eomanswas in general serious and grave, during the republic. Thediversity of ranks was politically marked in a very decidedmanner, and the wealth of private individuals was frequentlynot inferior to that of princes; women lived much more inSociety, and acted a much more independent part with them 190 POMPEII. than among the Greeks; and from this independence theyfully shared in the general refinement of manners, and thecorruption by which that refinement was accompanied. In. 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,

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