Catalogue of a series of photographs ... from the collections in the British museum (Google eBook)

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Page xxxv - Rep. vi. p. 492. sensations on which they were founded. His book upon the gods, which drew an indictment upon him at Athens, began with these words : " Of the gods I know nothing, neither whether they be nor whether they be not ; for there is much that stands in the way of knowledge here, as well the obscurity of the matter as the shortness of human life.
Page xxxv - The customs which I know the Persians to observe are the following: they have no images of the gods, no temples nor altars, and consider the use of them a sign of folly. This comes, I think, from their not believing the gods to have the same nature with men, as the Greeks imagine.
Page xxxi - So thoroughly wrought out was the conception of the ; beautiful human animal as to make an idol of it.
Page xl - Of all the worships of Rome that which perhaps had the deepest hold was the worship of the tutelary spirits that presided in and over the household and the store-chamber : these were in public worship Vesta and the Penates, and in family worship the gods of forest and field the Silvani, and above all the gods of the household in its strict sense, the Lases or Lares, to whom their share of the family meal was regularly assigned, and before whom it...
Page xxxv - ... school of monotheism growing up, the Eleatic school carrying it on. We have Protagoras, one of the Sophists, (circa BC 450) saying, " Man is the measure of all things. Of the gods I know nothing neither whether they be nor whether they be not, for there is much that stands in the way of knowledge here, as well the obscurity of the matter as the shortness of human life.
Page xxii - ... of stones fit for architecture or sculpture. But perhaps the most interesting of all is a list of every species of animal known to the Assyrians, classified in families and genera. No doubt the great divisions of this classification are those of a very rudimentary science, but we may well be astonished to find that the Assyrians had already invented a scientific nomenclature similar in principle to that of Linnaeus. Opposite the common name of the animal is placed a scientific...
Page xxxvi - The repiesentation of the excellencies of the mass of men as a whole physicallyas in the frieze of the Parthenon, has now disappeared, never to be again revived. The individual intellectual man is so much the object to be cared for, that Artemisia induces the most eminentGreek rhetoricians to sing her husband's praises, whilst she crowns the edifice with a pyramid and a chariot group, in which probably stood Mausolus himself represented after his translation to the world of demi-gods and heroes (see...
Page 56 - Following the one stream of the procession (at its breaking off into two at the south-west end) round by the north, the slabs represent the procession forming. Each slab on the WESTERN SIDE was a separate subject. Those about to join the procession are represented as in different stages of preparation, some are shown mounted, hastening on ; others bridle and hold back their horses ; others await the arrival of friends ; as in Pentelic Marble. Part of western frieze of Parthenon ; horsemen hastening...
Page xxiv - Vul-nirari, the great king, the powerful king, king of nations, king of Assyria. The king, whom in his son, Assur, king of the spirits, has renowned, and a dominion unequalled has given to his hand.
Page xxiv - Asshurnazirpal, the great king, the powerful king, King of Nations, King of Assyria...

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