Charicles: Or, Illustrations of the Private Life of the Ancient Greeks

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Longmans, Green, 1866 - Civilization, Greco-Roman - 512 pages

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Page 59 - What shall it profit a man though he gain the whole world and lose his own soul.
Page 396 - De sepulcris autem nihil est apud Solonem amplius quam 'ne quis ea deleat neve alienum inferat', poenaque est, 'si quis bustum' — nam id puto appellari -ruu▀ov — 'aut monimentum' inquit 'aut columnam violarit deiecerit fregerit'.
Page 364 - Already we have seen that this happens in Madagascar. So in Athens, " the slave artisans who worked singly, handed over to their master a definite contribution out of their earnings, and retained the rest themselves." Or, as the matter is put by Becker — " Of the fifty to one thousand slaves that are mentioned as the property of one master, the majority were employed as artisans, either for their master, or on their own account, paying him a daily sum. . . . The Greeks looked on their slaves as...
Page 242 - ... viro; uxor virum si clam domo egressa est foras, viro fit causa, exigitur matrimonio. utinam lex esset eadem quae uxori est viro; nam uxor contenta est, quae bona est, uno viro: qui minus vir una uxore contentus siet?
Page 465 - ... were less respected and more restrained [than in the heroic era], and that the marriage relationship was less tender and endearing' (462). Becker's picture, although tempered in many cases by qualifications, may be summarized as follows: in the classical period the women were regarded as a lower order of beings, neglected by nature in comparison with man, both in point of intellect and heart; incapable of taking part in public life, naturally prone to evil, and fitted only for propagating the...
Page 475 - ... avocations. ... Hence there were no scientific or even learned ladies, with the exception of the hetaerae" (465). "The gynaeconitis, though not exactly a prison, nor yet an everlocked harem, was still the confined abode allotted, for life, to the female portion of the household" (465). "Marriage, in reference to the procreation of children, was considered by the Greeks as a necessity enforced by their duties to the gods, to the state, and to their ancestors. ... Until a very late period, at least,...
Page 61 - All the wants of the day, from barley-groats up to the most dainty fish, from garlic to the incense of the gods; clear pure oil, and the most exquisite ointments ; fresh-made cheese, and the sweet honey of the bees of Hymettus ; cooks ready to be hired ; slaves, male and female, on sale — all and several were to be found in abundance at their customary stands.
Page 239 - Quod plerique omnes faciunt adolescentuli, Ut animum ad aliquod studium adjungant, aut equos Alere, aut canes ad venandum, aut ad philosophos: Horum ille nihil egregio prseter cetera 31 Studebat, et tamen omnia hsec mediocriter.
Page 252 - In his locis introrsus constituuntur ceci magni, in quibus matres familiarum cum lanificis habent sessionem. In prostadii autem dextra ac sinistra cubicula sunt collocata, quorum unus thalamus, alterum amphithalamus dicitur. Circum autem in porticibus triclinia quotidiana, cubicula etiarn et cellœ familiarice? constituuntur. Hsec pars Gynœconitis appellatur. Conjunguntur autem his domus ampliores habentes latiora peristylia, etc.
Page 61 - Here the female bakers had piled up their round-shaped loaves and cakes, and were pursuing with a torrent of scolding and abuse the unlucky wight who happened, in passing by, to upset one of their pyramids. There, simmered the kettles of the women who sold boiled peas and other vegetables ; in the crockery market, hard by, the potmen were descanting on the goodness of their wares.

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