Commentary on book 1: Attica. Appendix : The pre-Persian temple on the Acropolis

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Macmillan, 1898 - Greece

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Page 211 - Sheer o'er the crystal battlements : from morn To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve, A summer's day ; and with the setting sun Dropt from the zenith like a falling star...
Page 290 - Wilhelm to the end of the fifth century or the beginning of the fourth.
Page 289 - Towards the end of the first or the beginning of the second century after Christ, these lands were incorporated in the Roman empire.
Page 379 - Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts And eloquence, native to famous wits Or hospitable, in her sweet recess, City or suburban, studious walks and shades. See there the olive grove of Academe, Plato's retirement, where the Attic bird Trills her thick-warbled notes the summer long; There flowery hill Hymettus, with the sound Of bees...
Page 434 - These were the young fellow's exact words. The walking round the Cross I believe to be purely local; but the sites of other great battles of the world are in like manner haunted by echoes of the fight; and the Northamptonshire...
Page 354 - Immediately above the steps, on the level of the hill, is a bench of stone excavated in the limestone rock, forming three sides of a quadrangle, like a triclinium : it faces the south : on its east and west sido is a raised block : the former may, perhaps, have been the tribunal, the two latter the rude stones which Pausanias saw here, and which are described by Euripides (Iph.
Page 160 - I venture to suggest that Teutonic and Italic Aryans witnessed the transition of the oak period into the beech period, of the bronze age into the iron age, and that while the Greeks retained phegos in its original sense, the Teutonic and Italian colonists transferred the name, as an appellative, to the new forests that were springing up in their wild homes.
Page 362 - ... behind me, Satan!' French shepherds suffered fearfully in the olden time, through being frequently charged with sorcery ; and, among the rustic population, they are still looked upon as persons who know and practise dark and forbidden arts. Legal proceedings against animals were not confined to France. At Basle, in 1474, a cock was tried for having laid an egg. For the prosecution it was proved that cocks...
Page 142 - Athenians, who put the men to the sword and sold the women and children into captivity (Thucydides, iv.
Page 414 - ... treeless in classical antiquity as. it is now ; for Plato remarks that some of the Attic mountains, which now only provided food for bees, had at no very remote epoch furnished the timber with which some very large buildings were still roofed at the time when he wrote. The honey of Hymettus was renowned. It was said that when Plato was a babe the bees on Hymettus filled his mouth with honey.

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