Handbook for Travellers in Greece: Including the Ionian Islands, Continental Greece, the Peloponnese, the Islands of the Ægean Sea, Crete, Albania, Thessaly, & Macedonia; and a Detailed Description of Athens, Ancient and Modern, Classical and Mediæval, Part 1 (Google eBook)

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J. Murray, 1884 - Greece - 762 pages
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Page 619 - And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives. 11 Nevertheless, the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship more than those things which were spoken by Paul.
Page 369 - To the antiquary and artist, sixteen columns are an inexhaustible source of observation and design ; to the philosopher, the supposed scene of some of Plato's conversations will not be unwelcome; and the traveller will be struck with the beauty of the prospect over " Isles that crown the jEgean deep :" but, for an Englishman, Colonna has yet an additional interest, as the actual spot of Falconer's Shipwreck.
Page 419 - The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell.
Page 459 - Of goats are blown to inclose the hoarded wines. The mountain yet retains a mountain's face, And gathered rubbish heals the hollow space. Of many wonders, which I heard or knew, Retrenching most, I will relate but few. What, are not springs with qualities...
Page 430 - ... vessels larger than fishing boats, nearer than four or five miles. Its fortifications consisted of nothing more than a low wall without bastions, and surrounded by a ditch seven feet wide, by four in depth, and filled up with rubbish in many places. The parapet which did not rise more than three feet above the counterscarp, was formed of loose stones, very much out of repair, and broken down in a number of places. Although the defence of this extensive line, would require above three thousand...
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Page 764 - Troja. Results of the Latest Researches and Discoveries on the Site of Homer's Troy, and in the Heroic Tumuli and other Sites, made in the Year 1882, and a Narrative of a Journey in the Troad in 1881. By Dr. HENRY SCHLIEMANN. Preface by Professor AH Sayce. With Wood-cuts, Maps, and Plans. 8vo, Cloth, $7 50; Half Morocco, $10 00. SCHWEINFURTH'S HEART OF AFRICA. Three Years...
Page 601 - ... 500 feet across. On the N. and S. the sea enters two deep bays between the two halves of the island ; and the town, which bore the same name, stood on the western side of the southern bay. To the S. and E. of this bay lie several desert islets, to which Ovid alludes in the line, " cinctaque piscosis Astypalaea vadis
Page 707 - Ambelakia, where prosperity and even hope were finally extinguished by the commercial revolution produced by the spinning-jennies of England. Turkey now ceased to supply Germany with yarn, she became tributary for this her staple commodity to England. Finally came the Greek revolution. This event has reduced within the same period to a state of as complete desolation the other flourishing townships of Magnesia, Pelion, Ossa, and Olympus.
Page 450 - Their wives and daughters," says Mr. Morritt, " unlike those of most other districts in the Levant, are neither secluded, corrupted, nor enslaved. Women succeed, in default of male issue, to the possessions of their fathers ; they partake at home of the confidence of their husbands, and superintend the education of their children, and the management of their families. In the villages they share in the labours of domestic life, and in war even partake of the dangers of the field. In no other country...

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