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Macmillan, 1898 - Greece
 

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Page 606 - PENROSE'S (REv. JOHN) Faith and Practice ; an Exposition of the Principles and Duties of Natural and Revealed Religion. Post Svo. Ss. 6d. (FC) Principles of Athenian Architecture, and the Optical Refinements exhibited in the Construction of the Ancient Buildings at Athens, from a Survey. With 40 Plates. Folio.
Page 417 - Of all the temples in Peloponnese, next to the one at Tegea, this may be placed first for the beauty of the stone and the symmetry of its proportions. Apollo got the name of Succourer for the succour he gave in time of plague, just as at Athens he received the surname of Averter of Evil for delivering Athens also from the plague. It was at the time of the war between the Peloponnesians and Athenians that he delivered the Phigalians also, and at no other time: this is proved by his two surnames, which...
Page 276 - Hercules in Olympia, whereof the base as well as the image is of bronze. The height of the image is ten ells: he holds a club in his right hand and a bow in his left.
Page 473 - Haliartus was originally parched and waterless, hence one of the rulers went to Delphi and inquired how the people should find water in the land. " The Pythian priestess commanded him to slay the first person he should meet on his return to Haliartus. On his arrival he was met by his son Lophis, and, without hesitation, he struck the young man with his sword. The youth had life enough left to run about, and where the blood flowed water gushed from the ground. Therefore the river is called Lophis."1...
Page lvi - That a man should be turned into a bird is to me incredible." Nor will he hear of Narcissus's love for his own reflexion in the glassy pool and his wondrous change into the flower that bore his name.
Page 605 - Roman Festivals By W. WARDE FOWLER, MA, Fellow and Sub-Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford. This book covers in a concise form almost all phases of the public worship of the Roman state, as well as certain ceremonies which, strictly speaking, lay outside that public worship. It will be found very useful to students of Roman literature and history as well as to students of anthropology and...
Page 40 - These are lodged for a time with the goddess ; but when the festival comes round they perform the following ceremony by night. They put on their heads the things which the priestess of Athena gives them to carry, but what it is she gives is known neither to her who gives nor to them who carry. Now there is in the city an enclosure not far from the sanctuary of Aphrodite called Aphrodite in the Gardens, and there is a natural underground descent through it. Down this way the maidens go. Below they...
Page xlv - It is the demagogue's trump-card to pose as a representative of the sovereign people; and the only way to meet both the robber and the hypocrite is to organize. Furthermore, we have in the corrupt politician a determined and unscrupulous enemy. An old traveler said of the Thebans that " the inhabitants are high-spirited, and wonderfully sanguine, but rash, insolent and overbearing, ready to come to blows with any man, be he citizen or stranger. As for justice, they set their face against it. Business...
Page 249 - The god is seated on a throne : he is made of gold and ivory : on his head is a wreath made in imitation of sprays of olive.
Page 380 - When I began this work, I used to look on these Greek stories as little better than foolishness ; but now that I have got as far as Arcadia, my opinion about them is this : I believe that the Greeks who were accounted wise spoke of old in riddles, and not straight out...

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