A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, Volume 1

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Sir William Smith
Murray, 1878 - Classical geography
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Page 74 - Towards the end of the first or the beginning of the second century after Christ, these lands were incorporated in the Roman empire.
Page 277 - ... columns in all. These columns were 6 feet 2 inches in diameter at the base, and 34 feet in height. The...
Page 285 - They stand upon a basement 8 feet above the exterior level ; the roof which they support is flat, and about 15 feet above the floor of the building. The entire height of the portico, including the basement, was little more than half the height of the pitched roof of the temple. There appears to have been no access to this portico from the exterior of the building. There was no door in the wall behind this portico ; and the only access to it from the interior of the building was by a small flight...
Page 277 - Parthenon, whether viewed at a small or at a great distance, there was nothing to divert the spectator's contemplation, from the simplicity and majesty of mass and outline, which forms the first and most remarkable object of admiration in a Greek temple...
Page 263 - the flood of fire in which the marble columns, the mountains, and the sea are all bathed and penetrated", and of "the violet hue which Hymettus assumes in the evening sky, in contrast to the glowing furnace of the rock of Lycabettus and the rosy pyramid of Pentelicus".
Page 274 - The fašade of this temple and the pedestal of Agrippa (F), which is opposite to it, remain in shade for a considerable time after the front of the Propylaea has been lighted up, and they gradually receive every variety of light, until the sun is sufficiently on the decline to shine nearly equally on all the western faces of the entire group.
Page 281 - On both sides, and towards the door, is a kind of gallery, made with two ranks of pillars, twenty-two below, and twentythree above. The odd pillar is over the arch of the entrance, which was left for the passage.
Page 374 - ... varnish had been laid on to give a clearness of outline to each individual letter, and to protect the surface against the action of the elements. This varnish is of infinitely greater hardness than the limestone rock beneath it.
Page 277 - ... the most perfect ever executed. Its dimensions of 228 feet by 101, with a height of 66 feet to the top of the pediment, were sufficiently great to give an appearance of grandeur and sublimity; and this impression was not disturbed by any obtrusive subdivision of parts, such as is found to diminish the...
Page 95 - The tongue of land upon which it stood was singularly adapted to a commercial city. The island of Pharos broke the force of the north wind, and of the occasional high floods of the Mediterranean. The headland of Lochias sheltered its harbors to the east; the Lake Mareotis was both a wet-dock and the general haven of the inland navigation of the Nile valley, whether direct from Syene, or by the royal canal from...

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