Greek reader: selected principally from the work of Frederic Jacobs. With English notes, critical and explanatory, a metrical index to Homer and Anacreon, and a copious lexicon

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Harper & Brothers, 1854 - Foreign Language Study - 613 pages
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Page 517 - ... than sixty senators, the chief of whom were Brutus and Cassius. He was stabbed in the senate house, on the 15th of March, BC 44, in the 56th year of his age; he at first attempted to make some resistance, but seeing Brutus, his intimate friend, among the conspirators, he submitted to his fate, and covered with 23 wounds, fell at the foot of Pompey's statue.
Page 316 - On the royal mountain to the east, are the ancient sepulchres of the kings, consisting of artificial excavations. The extent of the faces of the square are 1425 feet in length on the west side, 802 on the south, and 926 on the north; part of the steep is faced up with gigantic square...
Page 319 - ... through which he had viewed them. They are situated on a platform of rock about a hundred and fifty feet above the level of the surrounding desert, — a circumstance which at once contributes to their being well seen, and also to the discrepancy that still prevails among the most intelligent travellers as to their actual height.
Page 383 - The tettix is originally a caterpillar, then a chrysalis, and is converted into a fly late in the spring. Its song, which it makes with its wings, is much louder and shriller than that of the grasshopper. Hesiod...
Page 465 - Aetolia, and one of the bravest of the Grecian chiefs in the Trojan war. He engaged Hector and Aeneas, and by repeated acts of valour obtained much military glory.
Page 357 - JEschylus, was yet a very essential part of the drama, during the best days of the Greek Theatre. The splendour of the dresses, the music, the dancing, combined with the loftiest poetry, formed a spectacle peculiarly gratifying to the eye, ear, and intellect of an Attic audience. The number of...
Page 555 - Myrmidönes, a people on the southern borders of Thessaly, who accompanied Achilles to the Trojan war. They received their name from Myrmidon, a son of Jupiter and Eurymedusa, who married one of the daughters of Aeolus son of Hellen. His son Actor married Aegina the daughter of the Asopus. He gave his name to his subjects, who dwelt near the river Peneus in Thessaly.
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Page 266 - Notwithstanding this close approximation to the shape of the dog's head, the form und position of the eyes, combined with the similarity of the arms and hands, give to these creatures a re.semblance to humanity as striking as it is disgusting.

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