Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology: Abaeus-Dysponteus

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Sir William Smith
J. Walton, 1849 - Classical dictionaries
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Page 223 - ... imperceptible to vulgar eyes, which constitutes grace, and establishes the superiority of one artist over another ; that the knowledge of the degrees of things or taste presupposes a perfect knowledge of the things themselves ; that colour, grace, and taste are ornaments, not substitutes, of form, expression, and character, and, when they usurp that title, degenerate into splendid faults. Such were the principles on which Apelles formed his Venus, or, rather, the personification of Female Grace,...
Page 386 - And we shall not be far wrong, if we determine its date as about the end of the fourth, or the beginning of the fifth century before Christ. 3. In the critical work on the Four Books, called ' Record of Remarks in the village of Yung1,' it is observed, ' The Analects, in my opinion, were made by the disciples, just like this record of remarks.
Page 326 - beginning of the seventeenth to the end of the eighteenth century the history of Aristotelian literature is a perfect blank.
Page 346 - Hamadani, who flourished towards the end of the third and the beginning of the fourth century...
Page 254 - Arachne in despair hung herself. The goddess loosened the rope and saved her life, but the rope was changed into a cobweb and Arachne herself into a spider (dpaxrrš), the animal most odious to Athena.
Page 272 - Yojifi═TTjs) is a short tract addressed to Gelo, the eldest son of Hiero, in which Archimedes proves, that it is possible to assign a number greater than that of the grains of sand which would fill the sphere of the fixed stars. This singular investigation was suggested by an opinion which some persons had expressed, that the sands on the shores of Sicily were...
Page 235 - The acuteness of his taste led him to discover that, as all men were connected by one general form, so they were separated, each by some predominant power, which fixed character and bound them to a class : that in proportion as this specific power partook of individual peculiarities, the farther it was removed from a share in that harmonious system which constitutes nature and consists in a due balance of all its parts.
Page 272 - EAtKGW), containing demonstrations of the principal properties of the curve, now known as the Spiral of Archimedes, which is generated by the uniform motion of a point along a straight line, revolving uniformly in one plane about one of its extremities. It appears from the introductory epistle to Dositheus that Archimedes had not been able to put these theorems in a satisfactory form without long-continued and repeated trials ; and that Conon, to whom he had sent them as problems along with various...
Page 380 - Towards the end of the first or the beginning of the second century after Christ, these lands were incorporated in the Roman empire.
Page 71 - Eusebius (Chron., 1, p. 166), he reigned only one year; according to Apollodorus, as it appears, about 31 years. During the reign of Eurysthenes, the conquered people were admitted to an equality of political rights with the Dorians. Agis deprived them of these, and reduced them to the condition of subjects to the Spartans. The inhabitants of the town of Helos attempted to shake off the yoke, but they were subdued, and gave rise and name to the class called Helots.

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