The History and Antiquities of the Doric Race, Volume 2

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J. Murray, 1839 - Dorians - 984 pages
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Page 387 - When Atreus' son harangued the listening train, Just was his sense, and his expression plain, His words succinct, yet full, without a fault; He spoke no more than just the thing he ought. But when Ulysses rose, in thought profound, His modest eyes he fix'd upon the ground...
Page 299 - little as the Athenians esteemed their own women, they involuntarily revered the heroines of Sparta ; and this feeling is sometimes apparent even in the coarse jests of Aristophanes." Again, " In general, it may be remarked, that, while among the lonians women were merely considered in an inferior and sensual light, and though the ^Eolians allowed their feelings a more elevated tone, as is proved by the amatory poetesses of Lesbos, — the Dorians, as well at Sparta as in the South of Italy, were...
Page 270 - ... they bestowed the name of their nation, which to this hour remains attached to it. The remarks which the author makes upon the connexion between the architecture and character of the Dorians, may seem perhaps a little enthusiastic ; but they will not, therefore, be considered as less interesting. " The Doric character, in short, created the Doric architecture. In the temples of this order, the weight to be supported is intentionally increased, and the architecture, frieze, and cornice, of unusual...
Page 302 - ... their fidelity and affection were often shown till death; while at home the youth was constantly under the eyes of his lover, who was to him as it were a model and pattern of life; which explains why, for many faults, particularly want of ambition, the lover could be punished instead of the listener.
Page 41 - Laws" of Plato a Spartan is reported as saying, " There is also among us what is called the Crypteia, the pain of undergoing which is scarcely credible. It consists of going barefoot in storms, in enduring the privations of the camp, performing menial offices without a servant, and wandering night and day through the whole country.
Page 402 - ... Lycurgus, the manners, arts, and literature of the Dorians, were the productions of one and the same national individual. To what extent this character was influenced by external circumstances, cannot be ascertained; but though its features were impressed by nature, they might not, in all places, have been developed, and would have been lost without the fostering assistance of an inland and mountainous region. The country is to a nation what the body is to the soul: it may influence it partially,!...
Page 2 - ... receives the name of liberty, consists in having the fewest possible claims from the community; or in other words, in dissolving the social union to the greatest degree possible, as far as the individual is concerned. What the Dorians endeavoured to obtain in a state was good order, or xo'<rju.o£, the regular combination of different elements. The expression of king Archidamus in Thucydides," that " it is most " honourable, and at the same time most secure, for " many persons to show themselves...
Page 38 - TLey are compelled to wear a cap of dog-skin, to bear a covering of sheepskin, and are severely beaten every year without having committed any fault, in order that they may never forget they are slaves. In addition to this, those among them who either by their stature or their beauty raise themselves above the condition of a slave are condemned to death, and the masters who do not destroy the most manly of them are liable to...
Page 298 - Lacedzemonian women enjoy, and the influence which they exercised as the managers of their household, and mothers of families, appear to the Greeks, at a time when the prevalence of Athenian manners prevented a due consideration for national customs, that Aristotle supposed Lycurgus to have attempted, but without success, to regulate the life of women as he had that of the men ; and the Spartans were frequently censured for submitting to the yoke of their wives.
Page 255 - It must, at the same time, be borne in mind, that the developement of the subject can only be found in the full details of chemical science.

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