A Greek reader, selected principally from the (Elementarbuch) of F. Jacobs, by C. Anthon, revised by J. Boyd

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1844 - 80 pages
 

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Page 225 - In the lap of the statue is a stone, which, on being struck, emits a metallic sound, that might still be made use of to deceive a visitor who was predisposed to believe its powers...
Page 224 - ... through which he had viewed them. They are situated on a platform of rock about a hundred and fifty feet above the level of the surrounding desert, — a circumstance which at once contributes to their being well seen, and also to the discrepancy that still prevails among the most intelligent travellers as to their actual height.
Page 109 - ... consists of but a solitary species, at present existing ; recent observations, however, have shown, that four others lived in the earlier ages of the world. The hippopotamus is fully equal to the rhinoceros in size, and is not less formidable. He has four cutting teeth in each jaw, those in the lower jaw straight and pointing forward nearly horizontally, the two middle ones being the longest. The canine teeth, or tusks, are four in number ; those in the upper jaw short, those in the lower very...
Page 207 - Herodotus relates that, on the approach of the Persians, the greater part of the population of Delphi ascended rthe mountain, and sought refuge in this capacious recess.
Page 218 - On the royal mountain to the east, are the ancient sepulchres of the kings, consisting of artificial excavations. The extent of the faces of the square are 1425 feet in length on the west side, 802 on the south, and 926 on the north; part of the steep is faced up with gigantic square...
Page 482 - Iberia, now called Imeriti and Georgia, is bounded on* the West by Colchis, on the North by Mount Caucasus, on the East by Albania, and on the South by Armenia.
Page 604 - Typhon, which had three heads, that of a lion, a goat, and a dragon, and continually vomited flames. The fore parts of its body were those of a lion, the middle was that of a goat, and the hinder parts were those of a dragon. It generally lived in Lycia, about the reign of lobātes, by whose orders Bellerophon, mounted on the horse Pegasus, overcame it.
Page 110 - Notwithstanding this close approximation to the shape of the dog's head, the form und position of the eyes, combined with the similarity of the arms and hands, give to these creatures a re.semblance to humanity as striking as it is disgusting.
Page 300 - JEschylus, was yet a very essential part of the drama, during the best days of the Greek Theatre. The splendour of the dresses, the music, the dancing, combined with the loftiest poetry, formed a spectacle peculiarly gratifying to the eye, ear, and intellect of an Attic audience. The number of...
Page 348 - The tettix is originally a caterpillar, then a chrysalis, and is converted into a fly late in the spring. Its song, which it makes with its wings, is much louder and shriller than that of the grasshopper. Hesiod...

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