In Sparta children were flogged before the altar of Artemis Orthia till the blood flowed (Plutarch, Instit.
At Alea, in the Peloponnese, women were flogged in the temple of Dionysus (Pausanias, Arcad.
At the Roman Lupercalia women were flogged by the celebrants to avert sterility or as a purificatory ceremony (W.
The penance lasted 332 days, during which they flogged themselves with thongs fitted with four iron points.
A considerable number were flogged under the Vagrancy Acts (39 Eliz.
It was his good fortune that he did go back, for he was subjected to a wholesome course of ridicule by the other boys, and was flogged by Dr Barnard, the headmaster.
It was always Prince Albert's opinion that if Oxford had been flogged the attempt of Francis on the queen in 1842 and of Bean in the same year would never have been perpetrated.
In the autumn Caesar held a conference at Durocortorum (Reims), and Acco, a chief of the Senones, was convicted of treason and flogged to death.
Hanbal, who obstinately refused to yield, was flogged in the year 834 - but it seems that Motasim did not himself take much interest in the question, which perhaps he hardly understood, and that the prosecution of the inquisition by him was due in great part to the charge which was left him in Mamun's will.
The caliph had him flogged, and compelled each of the twenty-seven to give him ten blows on the head with his fist.
Omar, had been arrested and flogged on his orders.
A great many leading men were flogged to death, all churches and synagogues were destroyed and all the Christians banished.
Titus drove into exile or reduced to slavery those who had served Nero, of ter they had first been flogged in the amphitheatre.
On returning to the Ukraine he settled down quietly on his paternal estate, and in all probability history would never have known his name if the intolerable persecution of a neighbouring Polish squire, who stole his hayricks and flogged his infant son to death, had not converted the thrifty and acquisitive Cossack husbandman into one of the most striking and sinister figures of modern times.
"There now, you wish to liberate your serfs," he continued; "that is a very good thing, but not for you--I don't suppose you ever had anyone flogged or sent to Siberia--and still less for your serfs.
If they are beaten, flogged, or sent to Siberia, I don't suppose they are any the worse off.
And Platon Karataev told a long story of how he had gone into someone's copse to take wood, how he had been caught by the keeper, had been tried, flogged, and sent to serve as a soldier.
He did not like talking about his life as a soldier, though he did not complain, and often mentioned that he had not been flogged once during the whole of his army service.