euripus


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euripus

1. In ancient Rome, any artificial pond or canal used to ornament a villa.
2. A ditch around the arena of an amphitheater of a circus to prevent wild animals from escaping.
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294) observes: "in the High Empire, and possibly at the moment when the euripus was first built, certain monuments were converted into fountains.
Operation Euripus was launched early yesterday and involved raids on 40 business premises and 31 residential premises.
There is yet another exception: the numerous copies and adaptations of the Caryatids of the Erechtheum, including those made for the attic of the porticoes in the Forum of Augustus or for the Euripus of Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli.
The similarity lies in this: when a man without proper knowledge concerning arguments has confidence in the truth of an argument and afterwards thinks that it is false, whether it really is so or not, and this happens again and again; then you know, those men especially who have spent their time in disputation come to believe that they alone have discovered that there is nothing sound or sure ([GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) in anything, whether argument or anything else, but all things go up and down, like the tide in the Euripus, and nothing is stable for any length of time.