A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology: Oarses-Zygia

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William Smith
J. Murray, 1880 - Biography

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Page 360 - It was one of the most ancient as well as one of the most interesting places in sacred record.
Page 174 - On the whole, though we cannot approve of the steps by which he mounted to power, we must own that he made a princely use of it ; and may believe that, though under his dynasty Athens could never have risen to the greatness she afterward attained, she was indebted to his rule for a season of repose, during which she gained much of that strength which she finally unfolded.
Page 52 - Samaritan letters,) the second the same text in Greek characters, the third the version of Aquila, the fourth that of Symmachus, the fifth the Septuagint, the sixth the version of Theodotion...
Page 152 - Trinity differ from each other only in this, that the Father is not the Son, and the Son is not the Father. They differ in this besides, that the Father is the Father, and the Son is the Son. While they are one in substance, each has distinct characteristics which the other has not.
Page 62 - Presented with the lyre by Apollo, and instructed by the Muses in its use, he enchanted with its music not only the wild beasts, but the trees and rocks upon Olympus, so that they moved from their places to follow the sound of his golden harp.
Page 256 - In one word, its distinguishing character was ideal beauty, and that of the sublimest order, especially in the representation of divinities, and of subjects connected with their worship. While on the one hand he set himself free from the stiff and unnatural forms which, by a sort of religious precedent, had fettered his predecessors of the archaic or hieratic school, he never, on the other hand, descended to the exact imitation of any human model, however beautiful ; he never represented that distorted...
Page 191 - Greek art, as the. inventor of various implements, chiefly for working in wood. Perdix is sometimes confounded with Talos or Calos, and it is best to regard the various legends respecting Perdix, Talos, and Calos, as referring to one and the same person, namely, according to the mythographers, a nephew of Daedalus. The inventions ascribed to him are : the saw, the idea of which is said to have been suggested to him by the back-bone of a fish, or the teeth of a serpent ; the chisel ; the compasses...
Page 26 - Graec. vol. iii. p. 180.) 6. The last philosopher of any celebrity in the Neo-Platonic school of Alexandria. He lived in the first half of the sixth century after Christ, in the reign of the emperor Justinian. He was a younger contemporary, and possibly a pupil, of Damascius ; the partiality which he uniformly shows for him, and the preference which he gives him even above Proclus, seem to indicate this. Our knowledge of Olympiodorus is derived from those works of hia which have come down to us.
Page 57 - Oenopion, king of Chios, and sought her in marriage. He cleared the island of wild beasts and brought the spoils of the chase as presents to his beloved ; but as Oenopion constantly deferred his consent, Orion attempted to gain possession of the maiden by violence.
Page 343 - When I see the young willing to keep their ranks, the rich to contribute of their wealth, and the orators to abstain from pilfering the public money...

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