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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 . tales, &c., according to the class of objects ofwhich they severally took charge. Augustus re-establishedtheir worship after it had fallen into disuse, and orderedthat twice a year their images should be crowned with flowers,and adorned with garlands, and fruits offered on their altars.The painting on the castellum represents this ceremony.They were often represented under the form of serpents.*

. 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 . tales, &c., according to the class of objects ofwhich they severally took charge. Augustus re-establishedtheir worship after it had fallen into disuse, and orderedthat twice a year their images should be crowned with flowers,and adorned with garlands, and fruits offered on their altars.The painting on the castellum represents this ceremony.They were often represented under the form of serpents.* 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 . tales, &c., according to the class of objects ofwhich they severally took charge. Augustus re-establishedtheir worship after it had fallen into disuse, and orderedthat twice a year their images should be crowned with flowers, and adorned with garlands, and fruits offered on their altars.The painting on the castellum represents this ceremony.They were often represented under the form of serpents.*and the paintings which so frequently recur in Pompeiiof large serpents, usually in the act of tasting offerings placedon a low altar, and often with a projecting brick or smallshelf before them, to receive fruit or a lighted lamp, are inhonour of the Lares, and were supposed to sanctify the spotand secure it from pollution. * ]Mercurv liimself presided over roads, wlience he wa;? called olio;; and theremarkable statues terminating la a square trunk, erected as a sort of tutelary^ods in the streets, which were mutilated at Athens before the Sicilian expe-dition, were after him named Hermje.. Bronze cock found in the island of Capri. 9] CHiPTER IV. ORIGIN AND USE OF FORUM. ARCHITECTURAL CLASSIFICATION OF BUILDINGS. DESCRIPTION OF FORUM OF POMPEII AND ITS TEMPLES. In describing a Roman city, our attention is first drawn tothe Forum, the focus of business, the resort of pleasure, the scene of all political and legal contention. In the earlyages of Rome one open space probably served for all thepublic meetings of the people, whether for the purposes oftraffic, for the administration of justice, or for meetings todeliberate upon public affiiirs. So in Greek, the same word, Agora, derived from ageiro, 1 collect, signifies equally amarket, a place of assembly for citizens, and the assemblyitself. As wealth and splendour increased, and businessbecame more complicated, it was found inconv

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