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Page 27 - Towards the end of the first or the beginning of the second century after Christ, these lands were incorporated in the Roman empire.
Page 244 - His gods, like every thing else, consisted of atoms, and our notions of them are based upon the ttSot\a which are reflected from them and pass into our minds. They were and always had been in the enjoyment of perfect happiness, which had not been disturbed by the laborious business of creating the world ; and as the government of the world would interfere with their happiness, he conceived them as exercising no influence whatever upon the world or man.
Page 379 - Jupiter fastened it with adamantine chains to the bottom of the sea, that it might be a secure resting-place for his beloved.
Page 162 - THE CENTAURS These monsters were represented as men from the head to the loins, while the remainder of the body was that of a horse. The ancients...
Page 318 - This work gives an account of the origin of the world and the birth of the gods, explaining the whole order of nature in a series of genealogies, for every part of physical as well as moral nature there appears personified in the character of a distinct being. The whole concludes with an account of some of the most illustrious heroes.
Page 357 - His last moments were spent in conversation with a philosopher on the immortality of the soul — he expressed his expectation of being united with heaven, and with the stars,* which was one of his astrological vagaries, and he breathed his last without indicating the least sorrow for his fate, or...
Page 351 - One great river flows through it in its whole extent; and this is fed by streams almost unnumbered, descending towards it on either side, from the Alps on one side, and from the Apennines on the other.
Page 351 - America, and leaving room therefore 011 the other side for wide plains of table-land, and for rivers with a sufficient length of course to become at last great and navigable. It is a back-bone thickly set with spines of unequal length, some of them running out at regular distances parallel to each other, but others twisted so strangely that they often run for a long way parallel to the back-bone, or main ridge, and interlace with one another in amaze almost inextricable.
Page 52 - Antaeus, the son of Terra, the Earth, was a mighty giant and wrestler, whose strength was invincible so long as he remained in contact with his mother Earth.