Peloponnesiaca: A Supplement to Travels in the Moréa

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Rodwell, 1846 - Peloponnesus (Greece) - 432 pages
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Page 155 - ... ressources de la langue dans laquelle il écrit. On est bien loin sans doute de s'attendre à trouver dans un chroniqueur du quatorzième siècle la langue harmonieuse et régulière des beaux âges de la Grèce antique; mais notre chroniqueur défigure cette belle langue beaucoup plus que ne l'avait fait aucun autre écrivain avant lui. Le grec est sous sa plume un patois mêlé de grec et de français, n'ayant ni la mélodie de l'un ni l'aisance de l'autre. Les...
Page 106 - the walls of the cell of a very large temple, standing many feet high and well built, the stones all injured, and manifesting the labour of persons who have endeavoured by boring to get at the metal with which they were cemented. From a massive capital remaining, it was collected that the edifice had been of the Doric order.
Page 156 - ... l'autre. Les soixante ans pendant lesquels les Francs avaient possédé l'empire de Byzance, avaient suffi pour défigurer la langue des vaincus , et cette corruption avait dû être plus grande encore dans le Péloponèse, conquis et gouverné en détail par des chevaliers français qui avaient morcelé ses vieilles républiques en autant de seigneuries et y avaient introduit leur langue.
Page 229 - I. p. 374 ; Bursian, Geogr. 2. p. 263 note 2. As Leake observes, the Nasi here mentioned cannot be the same place as the Nasi at the source of the Tragus, since that Nasi was 50 furlongs from Ladon (viii. 23. 8). " But as Nasi, or the Islands, was a common name in places intersected by diverging or confluent branches of a river, it is not difficult to imagine that there may have been two Nasi, although at no greater distance from one another than six or seven miles
Page 11 - Agas for the sake of the materials. The foundation stones are large quadrangular masses of a very friable limestone, composed of an aggregate of shells, — it is the same kind of rock of which all the neighbouring mountains are formed. The blocks are put together in the best Greek style. The enormous size of the fluted Doric columns, together with the site and dimensions of the foundations, leave no doubt that these poor remains are those of the 'Temple of Jupiter...
Page 390 - appears to hare been formed in the cuurse of ages by the soil deposited by the torrents which descend from the lofty mountains that rise immediately at the back of the plains. Wherever the rivers are largest, the plains are most extensive, and each river has its correspondent promontory proportioned in like manner to its volume. These promontories are in general nearly opposite to the openings at which the rivers emerge from the mountains.
Page 273 - Just as these pages are going to the press, the second part of the second volume of the Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature...
Page 333 - Tzakonic, it is clear that we have in it a language which differs from common Greek, particularly in the structure of the pronouns and the substantive verb, and in the personal inflection of verbs, too widely to admit of its being a dialect of that language, and that this tongue is connected...
Page 99 - There is every reason to believe, therefore, that in the course of the last fifteen centuries all the southeastern extremity of the Altis has been destroyed by the river, and consequently that all the remains of buildings and monuments in that part of the Sacred Grove have been buried beneath the new alluvial plain, or carried into the river.
Page 8 - The Alpheius in winter is full, rapid, and turbid ; in summer scanty, and divided into several torrents flowing between islands or sand-banks over a wide gravelly bed.

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