Herodotus: the fourth, fifth, and sixth books, Volume 1

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Macmillan and Company, 1895 - Greece
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Page 18 - And when the god is a corn-god, the corn is his proper body ; when he is a vine-god, the juice of the grape is his blood ; and so by eating the bread and drinking the wine the worshipper partakes of the real body and blood of his god.
Page 142 - Ceterum adhuc aedificia Numidarum agrestium, quae mapalia illi vocant, oblonga, incurvis lateribus tecta quasi navium carinae sunt.
Page 77 - ... so-called inferior and less responsible nations. The Australians, although they cannot be entirely exculpated, are yet not habitual cannibals. As far as we know, neither Hottentots nor Bushmen have ever been suspected, but there can be no doubt of the cannibalism of the Botocudos. The detestable custom is most frequently encountered exactly among those nations and groups of nations which are distinguished from their neighbours by their abilities and more mature social condition, such as the ancient...
Page 71 - ... with him, the King delivered to him a piece of cord, on which he had tied as many knots as there would be days before our people purpofed to fail ; this they were afterwards acquainted with, and alfo informed the above...
Page 136 - He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds ; and the cloud is not rent under them. 9 He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it. 10 He hath compassed the waters with bounds, "until the day and night come to an end. 11 The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof.
Page 18 - It is now easy to understand why a savage should desire to partake of the flesh of an animal or man whom he regards as divine. By eating the body of the god he shares in the god's attributes and powers.
Page 135 - ... of a stifling August in Southern Germany or Italy. On the other hand, the direct rays of the sun are necessarily more powerful in Africa ; but so long as one keeps in the shade — and even a good umbrella suffices for this — there is nothing in the climate to disturb one's peace of mind or body. When one really feels the high temperature is when down with fever ; or when fever, unknown to one, is coming on. Then, indeed, the heat becomes maddening and insupportable ; nor has the victim words...
Page 158 - We must not omit to mention that a great many races of mankind are quite indifferent to juvenile unchastity, and only impose strict conduct on their women after marriage.
Page 100 - Strabo 7. 320; Tac. Ann. 12. 63; other references cited by J. Miller in PaulyWissowa, Realencyclopddie, st "Byzantium." Plin. NH 5. 149 mentions Chaloedon as sometimes called Caecorum oppidum. ' 4. 144, and see the note of Macan, who remarks that "one cannot suppose that Hdt. would have transferred an immortal witticism from the god to a barbarian.
Page 271 - ... quarter in the grade. Pupils in the lower grades are not held back at any time to await a general examination by the superintendent, but are advanced into the work of the next grade by the principal whenever, in his judgment, they have completed the work of the previous grade satisfactorily. Promotion from the seventh to the eighth and from the eighth to the ninth years takes place only at the close of each quarter of ten weeks, and upon examination by the superintendent. 3. The supervising principals...

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