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Page 228 - After the battle of Marathon, he pursued the flying Persians to their ships, and seized one of their vessels with his right hand, which was immediately severed by the enemy.
Page 137 - ... the song between the acts of a tragedy; verses of a song in which the company join the singer.
Page 220 - It consisted of a thick cork sole, covered above and beneath with leather, and neatly stitched on the edge. It left the upper part of the foot bare, and was fastened on by means of straps, crossed over and wound round the ankle. In later times, sandals became articles of much luxury.
Page 5 - JEetes, king of Colchis. His sister Medea, as she fled with Jason, tore his body to pieces, and strewed his limbs in her father's way, to stop his pursuit. Some say that she murdered him in Colchis ; others in one of the Absyrtides ; and others again lay the scene at Tomos.
Page 65 - APHE'LION. s. That part in the orbit of a planet, which is the most remote from the sun. APH'ORISM. s. A maxim; a precept contracted into a short sentence, adj. aphoristical : adv. aphoristically.
Page iv - Vatiniano, this is a riddle to us, till we learn that Cicero, by his raillery and sarcasm, made his enemy, Vatinius, the object of such hatred, that odium Vatinianum became a byword. Examples of this kind might be multiplied almost without number." The reader will at once perceive over how wide a field such a plan of operations as that thus laid down will take the lexicographer. The technicalities of every art must fall under his eye, the original meaning...
Page iii - ... -measure assume the form of an encyclopedia, if fuller illustration of the meaning and use of words is thereby afforded, more especially as such a work must needs fall into the hands of many who are scantily furnished with the means of information upon the auxiliary departments of history, antiquities, &c., not to say grammar.
Page 219 - CÖTTABCS (xorraßof), i, m. properly, an aaiu.tfmfiit much practised at rntrrUtuinients, which emulated in flinging from a cup the remnant of liquor, after drinking, to some distance into a copper basin placed on the floor, not letting any fall on the ground, and thus producing a sound, termed Aaraf.