Commentary on books IX-X: Boeotia, Phocis. Addenda

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Macmillan, 1898

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Page 520 - Immediately above the steps, on the level of the hill, is a bench of stone excavated in the limestone rock, forming three sides of a quadrangle, like a triclinium : it faces the south : on its east and west side is a raised block : the former may, perhaps, have been the tribunal, the two latter the rude stones which Pausanias saw here, and which are described by Euripides (Iph.
Page 22 - Far, far from here, The Adriatic breaks in a warm bay Among the green Illyrian hills ; and there The sunshine in the happy glens is fair, And by the sea, and in the brakes. The grass is cool, the sea-side air Buoyant and fresh, the mountain flowers More virginal and sweet than ours.
Page 515 - Synagogue who lived at the end of the fourth or the beginning of the third century BC...
Page 384 - ... ears, with such force as to break the lobe. It is supposed to be occasioned by a medicine applied to the forehead : but I endeavoured to procure some of the medicine thus used, without effect : I imagine it rather to be created by frequent intoxications, as the malady goes off in the course of a week or a fortnight : during the time the person is in this state, it is with the utmost difficulty he is made to eat or drink. I questioned a man, who had thus been afflicted, as to the manner of his...
Page 631 - If he is right, the inscription proves that the temple, after its destruction at the end of the fifth or beginning of the fourth century BC...
Page 204 - When a man has come up from Trophonius, the priests take him in hand again, and set him on what is called the chair of Memory, which stands not far from the shrine ; and, being seated there, he is questioned by them as to all he saw and heard.
Page 392 - If a man's son dies, another who has lost his daughter goes to the father, and says, " Thy son will want a wife in the other world ; I will give him my daughter ; pay me the price of the bride.
Page 57 - The rooted suspicion of magic or witchcraft with which these African blacks regard every material improvement in the arts and crafts has had a close parallel in ancient Rome. Once on a time a certain C. Furius Cresimus, whose small farm produced heavier crops than the largest farms in the neighbourhood, was shrewdly suspected of drawing away the corn from other people's fields by enchantment. Being brought before the public assembly at Rome to stand his trial on this charge, he produced in the sight...
Page 220 - Victoria, 1. p. 424. The Maoris of New Zealand say that Tiki made man after his own image. He took red clay, kneaded it with his own blood, fashioned it into human form, and gave the image breath (R. Taylor, New Zealand, p.
Page 489 - It is long since you came here you should go home now ! ' whereupon Wang Chih, proceeding to pick up his axe, found that its handle had mouldered into dust.

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