The Cults of the Greek States, Volume 1

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Clarendon Press, 1896 - Cults - 422 pages
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Page 76 - Another idea in the Greek theory of divine retribution is common to it with the Hebraic, namely, that the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children, that the curse cleaves to the race, or that the community is punished for the sin of one. An historical illustration of this clan-morality is the
Page 243 - tibia cantu It per velatas annua pompa vias. Ducuntur niveae, populo plaudente, iuvencae Quas aluit campis herba Falisca suis ; Et vituli nondum metuenda fronte minaces, Et minor ex humili victima porcus hara. Duxque gregis cornu per tempera dura recurvo. Invisa est dominae sola capella deae.
Page 163 - Tria ferebantur in orbe terrarum signa lovis Imperatoris uno in genere pulcherrime facta; unum illud Macedonicum quod in Capitolio vidimus; alterum in Ponti ore et angustiis, tertium quod Syracusis ante Verrem
Page 143 - ubi lovi et Veneri templum a veteribus fuerat consecratum. Circa hoc templum quercus immanis fuisse dicitur, ex cuius radicibus fons manabat, qui suo murmure instinctu deorum diversis oracula reddebat; quae murmura anus Pelias interpretata . . . narratur et aliter
Page 243 - fugam. Nunc quoque per pueros iaculis incessitur index, Et pretium auctori vulneris ipsa datur. Qua ventura dea est, iuvenes timidaeque puellae Praeverrunt latas veste iacente vias.
Page 268 - of Apollo and Heracles for the tripod, the Attic legend of the rivalry of Poseidon and Athena, and many other similar theomachies, probably all contain the same kernel of historical fact, an actual conflict of worships—an earlier cherished by the aboriginal men of the locality, and a later introduced by the new settlers.
Page 306 - Her warlike character was inseparably blended with her political and social; and it is hard to say which of the two was the original. Some of the Palladia mentioned belonged to pre-historic times, and they served as symbols of war and of the city's security. In fact, the goddess under whom men were brought together into a community of villages or clans, and who guarded the
Page 82 - Oh thou that stayest the earth and hast thy firm throne thereon, whosoe'er thou art that bafflest man's knowledge, whether thou art Zeus, or the necessity of nature, or the mind of man, to thee I raise my voice
Page 49 - expresses rather a moral or spiritual idea than any real theological belief concerning physical or human origins. Nor did Greek philosophy or poetry contribute much to the conception of a personal god as creator of the world. In the philosophers, the theory about the creative principle is usually pantheistic or impersonal. What Plutarch tells us of Thales b agrees with some of the utterances of
Page 417 - eiusdem concava parte deorum et gigantum dimicationes, in soleis vero Lapitharum et Centaurorum, adeo momenta omnia capacia artis illi fuere. In basi autem quod caelatum est

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