Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volume 1

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Taylor and Walton, 1850 - Classical dictionaries
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Page 382 - And we shall not be far wrong, if we determine its date as about the end of the fourth, or the beginning of the fifth century before Christ. 3. In the critical work on the Four Books, called ' Record of Remarks in the village of Yung1,' it is observed, ' The Analects, in my opinion, were made by the disciples, just like this record of remarks.
Page 217 - ... imperceptible to vulgar eyes, which constitutes grace, and establishes the superiority of one artist »ver another ; that the knowledge of the degrees of things or taste presupposes a perfect knowledge of the things themselves ; that colour, grace, and taste are ornaments, not substitutes of form, expression, and character, and, when they usurp that title, degenerate into splendid faults. Such were the principles on which Apelles formed his Venus, or, rather, the personification of Female Grace,...
Page 390 - Amidst the storms of persecution, the archbishop of Alexandria was patient of labour, jealous of fame, careless of safety; and although his mind was tainted by the contagion of fanaticism, Athanasius displayed a superiority of character and abilities, which would have qualified him, far better than the degenerate sons of Constantine, for the government of a great monarchy.
Page 342 - Hamadani, who flourished towards the end of the third and the beginning of the fourth century...
Page 320 - beginning of the seventeenth to the end of the eighteenth century the history of Aristotelian literature is a perfect blank.
Page 266 - Va^iTTts) is a short tract addressed to Gelo, the eldest son of Hiero, in which Archimedes proves, that it is possible to assign a number greater than that of the grains of sand which would fill the sphere of the fixed stars. This singular investigation was suggested by an opinion which some persons had expressed, that the sands on the shores of Sicily were either...
Page 376 - Towards the end of the first or the beginning of the second century after Christ, these lands were incorporated in the Roman empire.
Page 248 - Arachne, in despair, hung herself: the goddess loosened the rope and saved her life, but the rope was changed into a cobweb and Arachne herself into a spider (upu^vri), the animal most xlious to Minerva (Athena).
Page 13 - Artemis to him, and at the same time induced the Moirae to grant to Admetus deliverance from death, if at the hour of his death his father, mother, or wife would die for him. Alcestis did so, but K ora, or according to others Heracles, brought her back to the upper world.
Page 229 - The -acuteness of his taste led him to discover that as all men were connected by one general form, so they were separated each by some predominant power, which fixed character, and bound them to a class : that in proportion as this specific power partook of individual peculiarities, the farther it was removed from a share in that harmonious system which constitutes nature, and consists in a due balance of all its parts...

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