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Identifier: sixoneabroad00thom (find matches)
Title: Six and one abroad
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: Thomas, Sidney J., 1868-
Publisher: (Austin, Tex.) Printed by E.L. Steck
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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fthe Ghetto we stood at the place on the bank of the Tiber wherethe bridge that Horatius defended started in its course acrossthe river. The guide, who had been christened Cicero by ourparty because of his eloquent speech at the Forum, knew allthe details of the bridge incident, and we were utterly amazedat the wonderful story as he related it. He was our very own The Tragedy of the Catacombs 199 and we swalldwed implicitly every impossible feature of hisstory though it smashed McGuffey, Dicks Easy Orations forBeginners, and contradicted Livy, Tacitus and GibbonsDecline and Fall. AVe drove along the left bank of the brown old Tiber, takingabsent-minded notice of the boats that were loading for a tripto the IMediterranean eighteen miles down the muddy current,by a street car track that ran in kinks and curves upon apavement of sun and shade mosaic, until we came upon a pyra-mid in a corner of the city wall. A pyramid in Rome! AndAvhy not? She was a cosmopolitan city. There was a temple
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A BERTH IN THE CATACOMBS OF ROME. to Isis and Osiris in Pompeii; and there are now seventeentowering obelisks that were stolen from sleeping Egypt in thedays when Christianity was yet in the womb of prophecy.Then why not a pyramid? This architectural freak is one-twentieth the size of Cheops, the largest of the Egyptian pyra-mids, is made of concrete faced with brick and was once cov-ered with slabs of marble. The Latin inscriptions on its sidesindicate that it was erected to one Caius Cestius, who de-parted this life twelve years before the birth of Christ, andthat 230 days were required to complete the work of construc-tion. History takes passing note of this man Cestius and in-forms us that he was a glutton of the most lordly and exag-gerated type. It is stated in a little milder form, however,the word epicurean being substituted for glutton. It isalleged that he had his table filled with the most delicious 200 Six and One Abroad dishes that the empire of Rome could furnish and tha

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