Works, Volume 1

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Heinemann, 1913
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Page 257 - Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights and live laborious days; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. 'But not the praise...
Page 351 - Lea religions orientates dans le paganisme romain, 1909 (English translation by G. Showerman, 1911). 348 hospitably received at first than the cults of Isis and Serapis and the Great Mother of Pessinus, it gradually overpowered them and finally dominated the whole Roman Empire, though it was never welcomed by the Hellenes. For the Romans it supplied the ideals of purity, devotion and selfcontrol which the other cults had lacked. The worshippers of Mithras were taught to contend against the powers...
Page 515 - APPIAN'S ROMAN HISTORY, translated by Horace White, of New York. 4 volumes. CATULLUS, translated by FW Cornish, Vice-Provost of Eton College; TIBULLUS, translated by JP Postgate, of Liverpool University ; PERVIGILIUM VENERIS, translated by JW Mackail, formerly Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford. 1 volume.
Page 477 - ... generative powers of the spirit in matter; and the god's death follows, representing the withdrawal of spirit from the natural world: After that [ie the castration], the Hilaria must by all means follow. For what could be more blessed, what more joyful, than a soul which has escaped from limitlessness and generation and inward storm, and has been translated up to the very Gods?
Page 473 - And Attis encircles the heavens like a tiara, and thence sets out as though to descend to earth. • For the even is bounded, but the uneven is without bounds and there is no way through or out of it.
Page 473 - Hilaria 5 and the festival. And that this castration, so much discussed by the crowd, is really the halting of his unlimited course, is evident from what happens directly mighty Helios touches the cycle of the equinox, where the bounds are most clearly defined. (For the even is bounded, but the uneven is without bounds, and there is no way through or out of it.) At that time then, precisely, according to the account we have, the sacred tree is felled.
Page 355 - But this at least I am permitted to say without sacrilege, that from my childhood an extraordinary longing for the rays of the god penetrated deep into my soul; and from my earliest years my mind was so completely swayed by the light that illumines the heavens that not only did I desire to gaze intently at the sun, but whenever I walked abroad in the night season, when the firmament was clear and cloudless, I abandoned all else without exception and gave myself up to the beauties of the heavens;...
Page 69 - But the Persians ever since the last campaign had been watching for just such an opportunity, and had planned to conquer Syria by a single invasion. So they mustered all forces, every age, sex, and condition, and marched against us, men and mere boys, old men and crowds of women and slaves, who followed not merely to assist in the war, but in vast numbers beyond what was needed. For it was their intention to reduce the cities and, once masters of the country, to bring in colonists in spite of us....
Page 465 - Who then is the Mother of the Gods ? She is the source of the intellectual * and creative gods, who in their turn guide the visible gods : she is both the mother and the spouse of mighty Zeus ; she came into being next to and together with the great creator ; she is in control of every form of life...
Page 171 - ... attack the wall in their splendid accoutrements, men and horses, supported by the Indian elephants, it was with the utmost confidence that they would at once take it by assault. And at the signal to charge they all pressed forward, since every man of them was eager to be the first to scale the wall and win the glory of that exploit. They did not imagine that there was anything to fear, nor did they believe that the besieged would resist their assault. Such was the exaggerated confidence of the...

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