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Page 64 - Towards the end of the first or the beginning of the second century after Christ, these lands were incorporated in the Roman empire.
Page 258 - Parthenon, ... no two are parallel. This asymmetria is productive of very great beauty; for it not only obviates the dry uniformity of too many parallel lines, but also produces exquisite varieties of light and shade.
Page 304 - Santo end a good watering-place for shipping; the water (except in very dry weather) runs out in a good stream. The distance across is 2500 yards, which agrees very well with the breadth of twelve stadia assigned by Herodotus. The width of the canal appears to have been about 18 or 20 feet; the level of the earth nowhere exceeds 15 feet above the sea; the soil is a light clay.
Page 104 - Strabo, the position of which, as already described, is exactly confirmed by the Stadiasmus, as well as by Ptolemy. There was a fourth pass, as Major Rennell has justly observed, which crossing Mount Amanus from the eastward, descended upon the centre of the head of the gulf, near Issus. By this pass it was that Dareius marched from Sochus, and took up his position on the banks of the Pinarus ; by which movement Alexander, who had just before marched from Mallus to Myriandrus, through the two maritime...
Page 269 - This statue was made of olive-wood, and was said to have fallen down from heaven. Here was the sacred olive-tree, which Athena called forth from the earth in her contest with Poseidon for the possession of Attica; here also was the well of salt water which Poseidon produced by the stroke of his trident, the impression of which was seen upon the rock ; and here, lastly, was the tomb of Oecrops as well as that of Ercchtbeus. . . . The form of the Erechtheium differs from every other known example of...
Page 267 - 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 360 - Roman marriages at the end of the first and the beginning of the second century were childless.
Page 278 - Vestiges of brazen and goldencoloured arms, of a blue sky, and of blue, green, and red drapery, are still very apparent.
Page 132 - By its harbour of Seleucia it was in communication with all the trade of the Mediterranean ; and, through the open country behind the Lebanon, it was conveniently approached by the caravans from Mesopotamia and Arabia. It united the inland advantages of Aleppo with the maritime opportunities of Smyrna.