Familiae sentence example

familiae
  • His extant works are (a) three poems, "The Praises of Wemen" (224 lines), "On Luve" (10 lines), and "The Miseries of a Pure Scholar" (189 lines), and (b) a Latin account of the Arbuthnot family, Originis et Incrementi Arbuthnoticae Familiae Descriptio Historica (still in MS.), of which an English continuation, by the father of Dr John Arbuthnot, is preserved in the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh.
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  • Familiae of gladiators were kept by private speculators, who hired them out; they were sometimes owned by men of high rank.
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  • Several special examples and other indirect indications show that the wealthier Romans possessed large familiae.
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