Grecian and Roman Mythology

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A.S. Barnes, 1855 - Mythology, Classical - 451 pages
 

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Page 238 - Thammuz came next behind, Whose annual wound in Lebanon allured The Syrian damsels to lament his fate In amorous ditties, all a summer's day; While smooth Adonis from his native rock Ran purple to the sea, supposed with blood Of Thammuz yearly wounded...
Page 229 - Sheer o'er the crystal battlements : from morn To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve, A summer's day ; and with the setting sun Dropt from the zenith like a falling star...
Page 198 - Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?
Page 117 - He spoke, and awful bends his sable brows, Shakes his ambrosial curls, and gives the nod, The stamp of fate, and sanction of the god : High Heaven with trembling the dread signal took, And all Olympus to the centre shook.
Page 436 - They need not the moon in that land of delight, They need not the pale, pale star ; The sun is bright, by day and night, Where the souls of the blessed are. " They till not the ground, they plow not the wave, They labor not, never ! oh, never ! Not a tear do they shed, not a sigh do they heave, They are happy, for ever and ever !
Page 25 - Numa forbade the Romans to represent the Deity in the form cither of man or beast. Nor was there among them formerly any image or statue of the Divine Being. During the first hundred and seventy years, they built temples, indeed, and other sacred domes, but placed in them no figure of any kind, persuaded that it is impious to represent things divine by what is perishable, and that we can have no conception of God, but by the understanding.
Page 82 - This monster had the face of a woman, the body and feet and tail of a lion, and the wings of a bird...
Page 193 - Aricia, &c. She was supposed to be the same as the Isis of the Egyptians, whose worship was introduced into Greece with that of Osiris under the name of Apollo.
Page 168 - In cultivating the doctrine of a future life, it was taught, that the initiated should be happier in that state than all other mortals: that while the souls of the profane, at their leaving the body, stuck fast in mire and filth, and remained in darkness, the souls of the initiated winged their flight directly to the happy islands, and the habitations of the gods.
Page 348 - Pirithous had made an irruption into the plain of Marathon, and carried off the herds of the king of Athens. Theseus went to repel the plunderers. The moment Pirithous beheld him, he was seized with admiration ; he stretched out his hand as a token of peace, and cried, " Be judge thyself, — what satisfaction dost thou require ? " " Thy friendship," replied the Athenian, and they swore inviolable fidelity.

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