The Wet Basement Manual: Methods and Innovations Employed by A. E. Maurice

By A. E. Maurice

A complete software for combating and fixing a spread of moisture difficulties in residential and commmercial basements. exact directions and illustrations on subject matters together with French drains, leaking basement home windows, stone foundations, downgrade slopes, downspout water, radon, water seepage and extra.

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The Wet Basement Manual: Methods and Innovations Employed Since 1947

A complete software for fighting and fixing a spread of moisture difficulties in residential and commmercial basements. distinctive directions and illustrations on issues together with French drains, leaking basement home windows, stone foundations, downgrade slopes, downspout water, radon, water seepage and extra.

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The lot of a virgin will be drawn, then the chief Pontiff is to ‘take’ her and she is to become Vesta’s. But that selection by lot following the Papian Law is not routinely seen to be necessary now. For if someone born of a respectable class were to go to the chief Pontiff and offer his daughter for the priesthood, provided that deliberation on her behalf can be carried out while preserving the requirements of religion, exemption from the Papian Law is given through the Senate. The Vestal is said to be ‘taken’ on this account, it seems, because she is grasped by the hand of the chief Pontiff, and led away from the parent under whose control she was, just as if she were a prisoner of war.

They dine not with their own husbands, but with whoever happens to be present, and they propose toasts to whomever they wish. They are formidably skilled at drinking and extremely beautiful to look at. The Etruscans raise all the children born to them, not knowing from what father each one came. The male offspring live the same lifestyle as those who raised them, having frequent drinking parties and having sex with all the women. Nothing is regarded as disgraceful in the eyes of the Etruscans, not only when they are doing something out in public but also when having something done to them, for this is a local custom among them.

With peace restored the Romans rewarded this act of courage – unprecedented in a woman – with a new type of honour, an equestrian statue. 6–11) Plutarch wrote an essay entitled “The Bravery of Women”, in which he gave a livelier and more embellished account of the escape of Cloelia and the other girls. In his account the hostages consisted of ten youths and ten girls, and he adds the detail that the Romans had an underlying admiration for Lars Porsena, seeing in him a person with a reputation for fairness.

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