Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology: Oarses-Zygia (Google eBook)

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J. Walton, 1849 - Biography
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Page 363 - It was one of the most ancient as well as one of the most interesting places in sacred record.
Page 20 - Fate of the Suitors. — Ulysses had now been away from Ithaca for twenty years, and when he awoke he did not recognize his native land. Minerva appeared to him in the form of a young shepherd, informed him where he was, and told him the state of things at his palace. More than a hundred nobles of Ithaca, and of the...
Page 189 - Militât omnis amans et habet sua castra Cupido; Attice, crede mihi, militât omnis amans...
Page 97 - Truth, I lament thee, for thou hast died even before me ! " There are other stories as to the manner of the death of Palamedes. Some say that Odysseus and Diomede induced him to descend into a well, where they pretended they had discovered a treasure ; and when he was below, they cast stones upon him, and killed him. Others state that he was drowned...
Page 19 - Messenians had carried off some sheep from Ithaca, Laertes sent him to Messene to demand reparation. He there met with Iphitus, who was seeking the horses stolen from him, and who gave him the famous bow of Eurytus. This bow Odysseus used only in Ithaca, regarding it as too great a treasure to be employed in the field, and it was so strong that none of the suitors was able to handle it.
Page 235 - Laertius he ran away from his master to Socrates, and was ransomed by one of the friends of the latter. Suidas says that he was accidentally present at a conversation with Socrates, and besought him to effect his liberation. Various accounts mentioned Alcibiades, Crito, or Cebes as the person who ransomed him.
Page 209 - In the mysteries of Eleusis, the return of Cora from the lower world was regarded as the symbol of immortality, and hence she was frequently represented on sarcophagi.
Page 49 - Erinyes brought forward their accusation, and Orestes made the command of the Delphic oracle his excuse. When the court voted and the voices were equally divided, Orestes was acquitted by the command of Minerva. Byron, in "Childe Harold...
Page 94 - Palaephatns handles the mythes consistently, according to the semi-historical theory, and his results exhibit the maximum which that theory can ever present. By aid of conjecture, we get out of the impossible, and arrive at matters intrinsically plausible, but to1 Palsepbat.
Page 221 - Albanians, not satisfied with their own property, determined to appropriate to themselves as much as they could carry away of the wealth of the Turks and Jews, in order that it might not fall into the hands of the Greeks. During the night, they plundered the Turks and tortured the Jews to collect money and jewels ; and having secured the connivance of some of the Greek chiefs, they passed through the blockading force, and gained a long march before their escape was generally known in the Greek camp.

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