The Historical Library of Diodorus the Sicilian: In Fifteen Books. To which are Added the Fragments of Diodorus, and Those Published by H. Valesius, I. Rhodomannus, and F. Ursinus, Volume 1

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W. MʻDowall, 1814 - History, Ancient
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Page 53 - This piece is not only commendable for its greatness, but admirable for its cut and workmanship, and the excellency of the stone. In so great a work there is not to be discerned the least flaw, or any other blemish. Upon it there is this inscription : — ' I am Osymandyas, king of kings ; if any would know how great I am, and where I lie, let him excel me in any of my works.
Page 106 - Babylon, making its course to the south, the palaces lie the one on the east, and the other on the west side of the river; both built at exceeding costs and expense.
Page 139 - ... the earth ; and that Apollo, once in nineteen years, comes into the island; in which space of time the stars perform their courses, and return to the same point; and therefore the Greeks call the revolution of nineteen years, the Great Year.
Page 309 - But there is one thing peculiar to these islands which lie between Britain and Europe, for at full sea they appear to be islands, but at low water for a long way they look like so many peninsulas. Hence the merchants transport the tin they buy of the inhabitants to France, and for thirty days' journey they carry it in packs upon horses' backs through France to the mouth of the river Rhone.
Page 139 - ... sacred hymns to Apollo in the temple, setting forth his glorious acts. The Hyperboreans use their own natural language : but of long and ancient time have had a special kindness for the Grecians, and more especially for the Athenians, and them of Delos.
Page 125 - Grecians do: for the Chaldeans learn it by tradition from their ancestors, the son from the father, who are all in the mean-time free from all other public offices and attendances; and because their parents are their tutors, they both learn...
Page 309 - They that inhabit the British promontory of Belerium, by reason of their converse with merchants, are more civilized and courChap.II. DIODORUS SICULUS 311 teous to strangers than the rest are. These are the people that make the tin, which with a great deal of care and labour they dig out of the ground...
Page 51 - He taught the people the adoration of the gods, and the manner of divine worship; how to adorn their beds and tables with rich cloths and coverings, and was the first that brought in a delicate and sumptuous way of living.
Page 107 - Belus, of which, since writers differ among themselves, and the work is now wholly decayed through length of time, there is nothing that can with certainty be related concerning it, yet it is apparent...
Page 158 - Out of these laborious mines, those appointed overseers cause the gold to be dug up by the labour of a vast multitude of people. For the Kings of Egypt condemn to these mines notorious criminals, captives taken in war, persons sometimes falsely accused, or...

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