Mythology & Monuments of Ancient Athens: Being a Translation of a Portion of the 'Attica' of Pausanias
The introductory essay and archaeological commentary are by far the greater part of the work. The translation appears in small sections, each followed by its own commentary, well provided with illustrations.
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Acropolis agora Agraulos altar ancient Aphrodite Apollo Areopagus Ariadne Artemis Asklepios Athene Polias Athenians Athens Attic British Museum bronze building called Cecrops century B.C. Charites colonnade columns connection cult cylix dance daughter dedicated Demeter Dionysos Dioscuri Dorpfeld doubt east Eileithyia Eleusis Erechtheion Erechtheus Erichthonios Eumolpos festival figure frieze front gate goddess gods Greek hand Hephaistos Herakles Hermes hero Hippolytus honour Hygieia inscription Kephalos Kerameikos king Kolonos later legend llissus Lycurgus maidens marble mentions monument myth mythology Nike noted Nymphs Odeion Oreithyia painting Pandion Parthenon passage Pausanias Pausanias saw pediment Pericles Pheidias Plut Plutarch Pnyx Poikile portico Poseidon precinct probably Prokris Propylaea relief represented sacred sacrifice sanctuary says scene scholiast sculptured seated seems seen shrine side stands statue Stoa stone stood story temple theatre Theseion Theseus tomb tradition tripod Triptolemos Troezen vase vase-paintings votive wall worship Zeus
Page 210 - Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
Page 210 - But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem : for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.
Page 538 - The Athenians, entirely believing in the truth of this report, as soon as their affairs were once more in good order, set...
Page 224 - Beloved Pan, and all ye other gods who haunt this place, give me beauty in the inward soul; and may the outward and inward man be at one.
Page 325 - ... been describing, men fill themselves with waters and winds, as if their bodies were a marsh, compelling the ingenious sons of Asclepius to find more names for diseases, such as flatulence and catarrh; is not this, too, a disgrace?
Page 309 - ... are wont to sing at eventide with merry minstrelsy: but lo, she had longing for things otherwhere, even as many before and after. For a tribe there is most foolish among men, of such as scorn the things of home, and gaze on things that are afar off, and chase a cheating prey with hopes that shall never be fulfilled.
Page 35 - Lacedaemonians when the god was asked whether they should go to war or not, and he replied that if they fought with all their might, they would conquer, and that he himself would take their part, was not forgotten by those who had heard of it, and they quite imagined that they were witnessing the fulfilment of his words. The disease certainly did set in immediately after the invasion of the Peloponnesians, and did not spread into Peloponnesus in any degree worth speaking of, while Athens felt its...
Page xliii - They hang a rope from one wall to the other, put some clothes on it, and swing, singing and swinging, one after the other. Aware of this the young men try to pass by, and are called upon for a toll of one penny each, a song, and a swing. The words they generally use are as follows : — ' The gold is swung, the silver is swung, and swung, too, is my love with the golden hair...
Page 136 - ... and fought and conquered them. These likewise fled, and now the Athenians hung upon the runaways and cut them down, chasing them all the way to the shore, on reaching which they laid hold of the ships and called aloud for fire.