Travels and Discoveries in the Levant, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Day & Son, Limited, 1865 - Levant - 635 pages
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Page i - ASHMOLEAN LIBRARY, OXFORD This book is to be returned on or before the last date stamped below. \\ FEH 31 Jl/L »37 25 APR 27 APR ' FRIEDRICH RITSCHL'S KLEINE PHILOLOGISCHE SCHRIFTEN. DRITTE« RAND: ZUR HOEMISCIIEN L1TTKRATUR.
Page 150 - Theve, dans la relation de ses voyages, rapporte qu'elle y étoit encore de son teins , ou du moins son effigie ; qu'il l'y avoit vue ; qu'elle étoit beaucoup plus grosse et plus large que celle d'un cheval, la gueule fendue jusqu'aux oreilles, de grosses dents, les yeux gros, le trou des narines rond, et la peau tirant sur le gris blanc, peutêtre à cause de la poussière , qui , parla suite des tems, s'y étoit attachée.
Page 209 - ... present freedom from them solely to the exertions of their bishop, who has laid them all in Santorin, where on the desert isle they now exist in great numbers, and wander about, rolling stones down the slopes towards the sea, " as may be heard by any one who passes near, in a kaik, during the night.
Page 12 - ... Aegium, Mr. (afterwards Sir) CT Newton noticed " part of a fluted column and some remains of buildings which had just been dug up ; near them was a piece of massive wall. The column was of travertine covered with stucco." He saw also two fine statues of white marble, and some fragments of a third. " One of these statues appeared to be a Mercury, very similar to the celebrated one in the Vatican ; the other a female figure, with a head-dress like that of the younger Faustina, probably an empress...
Page 282 - From the stone quarry the district of Damos extends downwards towards Linaria, forming a sort of lingula of rock jutting out into the plain in a direction North-West by South-East : on each side is a ravine. On this isolated tongue of land, are foundations of houses and two Hellenic cisterns, cut out of the solid rock, •with steps in the sides, giving access to the water at the bottom. The ground is strewn with the fragments of pottery and painted stucco.
Page 232 - Kalavarda several jugs, amphorce, and oinochoce, on which were painted black figures on a red ground, or red figures on a black ground. None of these designs were remarkable for beauty of drawing or excellence of fabric, but mostly specimens of the later period of the art. The clay seemed rather thick and heavy. The peasants also showed me some small terra-cotta figures. On inquiry I was told that all these objects were found in tombs near the village.
Page 342 - Lycia (April nth-18th, 1854) occurs the following passage* : — " The district of Asia Minor which we visited is at present in a very bad state. The greater part of the country is in the hands of Xebecques, or mountain robbers, and in many cases the local authorities have left their posts. On the mountains near Almalu a band of eighty Xebecques are out ; near Adalia, on the gulf of Pamphylia, some of these robbers have killed a Moreote merchant. At Daliani, nearly opposite Rhodes, the country...
Page 175 - On the other hand, it may be objected that from Pliny's account of the overthrow of the Colossus we may infer that it fell on the earth, whereas, if thrown down from the extremity of the mole, it could hardly fail to have fallen into the sea. It may, however, have been split open by the earthquake, and afterwards been hauled down, so as to fall along the mole.
Page 24 - The scene represented on it is in very low relief. On one side is a youthful figure on horseback, very similar in type and attitude to many on the frieze of the Parthenon. Behind him are two females...
Page 86 - We halted on our way at a most picturesque spot called Carinae, -a kind of natural amphitheatre with a large square tank, through which flowed the most abundant and limpid water: all round were giant plane-trees, with trunks twisted into a thousand fantastic forms. Here we sat for a while, and dipped our crusts in the fountain, and thought what a blessed thing it was that this place was far beyond the reach of cockneys, and that its silence was never profaned by the sound of champagne-corks and the...

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