Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion

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University Press, 1908 - Rites and ceremonies - 682 pages
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As Andrew said "They don't write 'em like this anymore". How true! A brilliant study of Greek religion that was a real eye-opener for me. I'd always been put off the Classical world as far too stuffy ... Read full review

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Page 106 - ... and Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness : and the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited : and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
Page 277 - Who gathers all things mortal With cold immortal hands; Her languid lips are sweeter Than love's who fears to greet her To men that mix and meet her From many times and lands. She waits for each and other, She waits for all men born; Forgets the earth her mother, The life of fruits and corn; And spring and seed and swallow Take wing for her, and follow Where summer song rings hollow And flowers are put to scorn.
Page 106 - And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year.
Page 221 - And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand.
Page 408 - Ye saw the heavens around her flare, When she lulled to her sleep that Mother fair Of Twy-born Bacchus, and decked her there The Bride of the bladed Thunder. For her breath is on all that hath life, and she floats in the air, Bee-like, death-like, a Wonder.
Page 315 - We have seen thee, O Love, thou art fair; thou art goodly, O Love; Thy wings make light in the air as the wings of a dove. Thy feet are as winds that divide the stream of the sea; Earth is thy covering to hide thee, the garment of thee.
Page 189 - The function of such masks is permanently to 'make an ugly face,' at you if you are doing wrong, breaking your word, robbing your neighbour, meeting him in battle ; for you if you are doing right.
Page 408 - ... changed in shape from God to man, I walk again by Dirce's streams and scan Ismenus' shore. There by the castle side I see her place, the Tomb of the Lightning's Bride, The wreck of smouldering chambers, and the great Faint wreaths of fire undying — as the hate Dies not, that Hera held for Semele.
Page 660 - Thou shalt find to the left of the House of Hades a Well-spring, and by the side thereof standing a white cypress. To this Well-spring approach not near. But thou shalt find another, from the Lake of Memory — cold water flowing forth, and there are guardians before it.
Page 484 - Bacchi hold orgies in honor of a mad Dionysus. They celebrate a divine madness by the eating of raw flesh. The final accomplishment of their rite is the distribution of the flesh of butchered victims.

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