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ROME

ANCIENT AND MODERN

AND

ITS ENVIRONS.

PART THE THIRD.

CHAP. I.

ANCIENT TEMPLES.

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efore entering ou a particular description of the Introducedifices and other monuments of ancient Rome, we pre-servations. mise such general notices regarding them, as may, we trust, render that description clear even to those who are unfamiliar with classic antiquity; while to the initiated it may serve to recall recollections partially obliterated by time and the bustle and duties of active life. Our general notices are contained in a consecutive series of chapters on Temples, Forums and Basilics, Circuses, Theatres, Amphitheatres, Aqueducts, Baths, the Domestic Architecture of the Romans, the materials for use

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