A Geographical and Historical Description of Ancient Greece: With a Map, and a Plan of Athens, Volume 2

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Clarendon Press, 1828 - Greece
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Page 175 - describes the narrow and low entrance as spreading at once into a chamber 330 feet long, by nearly 200 wide. The stalactites from the top hung in the most graceful forms the whole length of the roof, and fell like drapery down the sides".
Page 173 - The water, which oozes from the rock, " was in ancient times introduced into a hollow " square, where it was retained for the use of the " Pythia and the oracular priests. The fountain is " ornamented with pendant ivy, and overshadowed
Page 17 - pressit aquas. Nee mora: versus amor tetigit lentissima Pyrrhae Pectora, Deucalion igne levatus erat. Hanc legem locus ille tenet, pete protinus altam Leucada, nee saxo desiluisse time.
Page 45 - Jam medio apparet fluctu nemorosa Zacynthos, Dulichiumque, Sameque, et Neritos ardua saxis. Effugimus scopulos Ithacae, Laertia regna, Et terrain altricem saevi execramur
Page 155 - which are now accursed, were formerly inhabited by the Cirrhaei and Acragallidae, a nefarious race, who violated the sanctity of the temple of Delphi, and ransacked its treasures. The oracle, on being consulted by the Amphictyons, declared that a war of extermination was to be carried on against
Page 308 - Attica may be considered as forming a triangle, the base of which is common also to Bœotia, while the two other sides are washed by the sea, having their vertex formed by cape Sunium. The prolongation of the western side, till it meets the base at the extremity
Page 46 - walls which surrounded the acropolis are said to " remain ; and two long walls on the north and " south sides are carried down the hill towards the " bay of Aitos. In this intermediate space was the " city. These walls are in the second style of early " military architecture, composed of well-joined
Page 407 - stadia from Athens, and the same distance from the Boeotian frontier. This town was always considered of great importance, from its situation on the road to Eubœa, whence the Athenians derived most of their supplies : when therefore by the advice of Alcibiades it was occupied and garrisoned by a Lacedaemonian force, they
Page 332 - were six feet two inches in diameter at the base, and thirty-four feet in height, standing upon a pavement, to which there was an ascent of three steps, the total
Page 113 - Amphissa was destroyed by order of the Amphictyons, for having dared to restore the walls of Crissa, and cultivate the ground, which was held to be sacred ; and lastly, on account of the manner in which they molested travellers who had occasion to pass through their territory.

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