Some articles on asses:

Roman Republican Currency - The Denarius System - Evolution: Silver Vs Bronze
... alternate indications they were worth 16 asses ... By about 140 BC (the exact date is unclear) the denarius was retariffed to 16 asses, indicated by XVI on the obverse of the denarius ... had developed because of decreased as weights, both due to wear of old asses and to decreasing mint weights of newer ones ...
As (Roman Coin) - Republican Era Coinage
... The denarius, or 'tenner', was at first tariffed at ten asses, but about 140 B.C ... it was retariffed at sixteen asses ... During certain periods, no asses were produced at all ...
Antoine Jacob - Life and Works
... For the ass there are asses everywhere, Asses in the town square, asses in the suburbs, Asses in the provinces, asses proud at court, Asses browsing in the meadows, military asses trooping, Asses tripping it at ...
... At this time the quinarius was valued at 5 asses ... for the victoriatus, this time valued at 8 asses due to retariffing of the denarius to 16 asses in 118 BC ...
Asses' Milk (Donkey's Milk) - Medical Use
... teeth, face wrinkles, ulcerations, asthma and certain gynecological troubles Asses' milk, in cases where gypsum, white-lead, sulphur, or quick-silver, have ... their grand secrets, to administer to children, before taking food, a semisextarius of asses' milk, or for want of that, goats' milk a similar dose, too, was given to children troubled with chafing of ... Poisons are neutralized by taking asses' milk henbane more particularly, mistletoe, hem- lock, the flesh of the sea-hare, opocarpathon, pharicon, and dorycnium the same, too, where coagulated milk has ...

Famous quotes containing the word asses:

    The Moor is of a free and open nature,
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    As asses are.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

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    You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion.... Dogs do not ritually urinate in the hope of persuading heaven to do the same and send down rain. Asses do not bray a liturgy to cloudless skies. Nor do cats attempt, by abstinence from cat’s meat, to wheedle the feline spirits into benevolence. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, quite intelligent enough.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)