A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volume 3

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William Smith
J. Murray, 1873 - Biography

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Page 16 - A being with 4 feet has 2 feet afid 3 feet, and only one voice ; but its feet vary, and when it has most it is weakest.
Page 187 - Grace, vol. iv. p. 663, vol. viii. p. 99.) [WMGJ ), the sister of Daedalus, and mother of Talos, or according to others, the sister's son of Daedalus, figures in the mythological period of Greek art, as the. inventor of various implements, chiefly for working in wood. Perdix is sometimes confounded with Talos or Calos, and it is best to regard the various legends respecting Perdix, Talos, and Calos, as referring to one and the same person, namely, according to the mythographers, a nephew of Daedalus....
Page 58 - Presented with the lyre by Apollo, and instructed by the Muses in its use, he enchanted with its music not only the wild beasts, but the trees and rocks upon Olympus, so that they moved from their places to follow the sound of his golden harp.
Page 13 - Fate of the Suitors. — Ulysses had now been away from Ithaca for twenty years, and when he awoke he did not recognize his native land. Minerva appeared to him in the form of a young shepherd, informed him where he was, and told him the state of things at his palace. More than a hundred nobles of Ithaca, and of the...
Page 253 - ... for the student, which the whole world affords. On the latter point especially, the judgment of modern artists, and of scholars who have made art their study, respecting the Elgin marbles, is singularly unanimous. It is superfluous to quote those testimonies, which will be found in the works already referred to, and in the other standard writings upon ancient art, and which may be summed up iu the declaration of Welcker, that " the British Museum possesses, in the works of Pheidias, a treasure...
Page 349 - This is the most important and valuable of the works of Photius. It may be described as an extensive review of ancient Greek literature by a scholar of immense erudition and sound judgment. It is an extraordinary monument of literary energy, for it was written while the author was engaged in his embassy to Assyria, at the request of Photius...
Page 367 - Epinicia are divided into four books, celebrating respectively the victories gained in the Olympian, Pythian, Nemean, and Isthmian games. In order to understand them properly we must bear in mind the nature of the occasion for which they were composed, and the object which the poet had in view. A victory gained in one of the four great national festivals conferred honour not only upon the conqueror and his family, hut also upon the city to which he belonged.
Page 294 - Afterward, however, he raised a powerful fleet, with which he gave battle to the Syracusans, but having been defeated, and finding himself cut off from all hopes of escape, he put an end to his own life to avoid falling into the hands of his enraged countrymen.
Page 100 - ... make does, however, greatly strengthen the suggestion. In the first place, her name was not Pamphylla, but Pamphila, which helps us on. There is a short account of her in Smith's Dictionary of Biography. " She lived in the reign of Nero, and her principal work was a kind of historical miscellany. It was not arranged according to subjects, or according to any settled plan, but it was more like a commonplace book, in which each piece of information was set down as it fell under the notice of the...
Page 228 - Laertius he ran away from his master to Socrates, and was ransomed by one of the friends of the latter. Suidas says that he was accidentally present at a conversation with Socrates, and besought him to effect his liberation. Various accounts mentioned Alcibiades, Crito, or Cebes as the person who ransomed him.

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