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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 . Vases for Perfumes. 188 POMPEII.. Figure with a mask, from a painting in Pompeii. CHAPTEE VII. THE THEATRES. The regular drama was not of indigenous growth, and nevertook firm root in Italy. It was unknown until about twocenturies and a half before Christ, when Grecian literaturebegan to be cultivated, and never rose to be more than afeeble transcript of the original. The Eomans were first ledto

. 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 . Vases for Perfumes. 188 POMPEII.. Figure with a mask, from a painting in Pompeii. CHAPTEE VII. THE THEATRES. The regular drama was not of indigenous growth, and nevertook firm root in Italy. It was unknown until about twocenturies and a half before Christ, when Grecian literaturebegan to be cultivated, and never rose to be more than afeeble transcript of the original. The Eomans were first ledto 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 . Vases for Perfumes. 188 POMPEII.. Figure with a mask, from a painting in Pompeii. CHAPTEE VII. THE THEATRES. The regular drama was not of indigenous growth, and nevertook firm root in Italy. It was unknown until about twocenturies and a half before Christ, when Grecian literaturebegan to be cultivated, and never rose to be more than afeeble transcript of the original. The Eomans were first ledto theatrical amusements as a means of appeasing the angerof the gods, having been before only acquainted with gym-nastic exercises and circus races. During a desolating pesti-lence, which seemed proof against all remedies, they sent forhistriones from Etruria, b.c. 364. These, however, seem tohave been merely dancers, or tumblers rather, such as arerepresented on the Etruscan monuments. The oldest spokenplays, the Fabulae Atellange, were borrowed from the Osci, ofwhom we often have had to speak, and appear to have beenrude improvisatory attempts at rustic satire. It was morethan 500 years after the era usually assigned to the fo

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