Greece: I. Legendary Greece: II. Grecian history to the reign of Peisistratus at Athens, Volume 5 (Google eBook)

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P. F. Collier, 1899 - Greece
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Page 17 - Fetichism, and banishes it from the regions of reality into those of conventional fictions, yet the force of momentary passion will often suffice to supersede the acquired habit, and even an intelligent man1 may be impelled in a moment of agonizing pain to kick or beat the lifeless object from which he has suffered.
Page 391 - Another advantage of rendering this mode of trial obligatory is, that it diffuses the most valuable information among every rank of citizens; it is a school, of which every jury that is impanelled, is a separate class ; where the dictates of the laws, and the consequences of disobedience to them, are practically taught.
Page 386 - All the encomiums which it is customary to pronounce upon jury trial will be found predicable of the Athenian dikasteries in a still greater degree ; all the reproaches which can be addressed on good ground to the dikasteries will apply to modern juries also, though in a less degree.
Page 28 - ... bond-slave, and art in duty bound to follow me with all thy household, not excepting thy wife ! Know that man's spirit dwelleth in his ears, and when it hears good things, straightway it fills all his body with delight ; but no sooner does it hear the contrary than it heaves and swells with passion. As when thou didst good deeds and madest good offers to me, thou wert not able to boast of having outdone the king in bountifulness, so now when thou art changed and grown impudent, thou shalt not...
Page 250 - In respect to thickness, however, his ideas were exactly followed: two carts meeting one another brought stones which were laid together right and left on the outer side of each, and thus formed two primary parallel walls, between which the interior space (of course at least as broad as the joint breadth of the two carts.) was filled up, 'not with rubble, in the usual manner of the Greeks, but constructed, throughout the whole thickness, of squared stones, cramped together with metal'.
Page 205 - This piece of mechanism was hollow, and sufficiently capacious to contain one or more victims inclosed within it, to perish in tortures when the metal was heated: the cries of these suffering prisoners passed for the roarings of the animal. The artist was named Perillus, and is said to have been himself the first person burnt in it, by order of the despot. In spite of the odium thus incurred, Phalaris maintained himself as...
Page 125 - Be thou persuaded by my words. If not, we will take our families on board, and go, just as we are, to Siris, in Italy, which is ours from of old, and which the prophecies declare we are to colonise some day or other. You then, when you have lost allies like us, will hereafter call to mind what I have now said.
Page 285 - Themistokles, am come to thee, having done to thy house more mischief than any other Greek, as long as I was compelled in my own defence to resist the attack of thy father, but having also done him yet greater good, when I could do so with safety to myself, and when his retreat was endangered.
Page 210 - The communicant was permitted, as a part of the ceremony, to take these out of the chest and put them into a basket, afterwards putting them back again : " Jejunavi et ebibi cyceonem : ex cistA sumpsi et in calathum misi: accepi rursus, in cistulam transtuli," (Arnobius ad Gent, v, 175, ed.
Page 196 - L'attaque de la Bastille ne fut nullement raisonnable. Ce fut un acte de foi. Personne ne proposa. Mais tous crurent, et tous agirent. Le long des rues, des quais, des ponts, des boulevards, la foule criait la foule : A la Bastille ! la Bastille !... Et, dans le tocsin qui sonnait, tous entendaient: A la Bastille!

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