A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology: Abaeus-Dysponteus

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William Smith
J. Murray, 1880 - 3718 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 225 - ... imperceptible to vulgar eyes, which constitutes grace, and establishes the superiority of one artist over 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,...
الصفحة 388 - 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.
الصفحة 254 - 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).
الصفحة 238 - ... 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: thence he drew his line of imitation, and personified the central form of the class, to which his object belonged; and to which the rest of its qualities administered without being absorbed : agility was not suffered to destroy firmness, solidity, or weight; nor strength and weight agility: elegance...
الصفحة 272 - Va/4*mjs) 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...
الصفحة 129 - Arabic, was probably only the sixth book of his great work, which is entirely devoted to the consideration of this disease. A very full account of the life and works of Alexander Trallianus was published at London, 1734, 8vo., by Edward Milward...
الصفحة 183 - Antaeus, the son of Terra, the Earth, was a mighty giant and wrestler, whose strength was invincible so long as he remained in contact with his mother Earth.
الصفحة 137 - Several deep ravines have been worn by time and weather in its sides, particularly on that to the south; we followed one of these, as affording a better footing than the smooth grass, as we ascended to the summit. Here we found the remains of a foundation nearly eighteen feet square, on the north of which was a huge circular stone ten feet in diameter, with a flat bottom and a raised edge or lip, evidently placed there as an ornament on the apex of the tumulus.
الصفحة 348 - Hamadani, who flourished towards the end of the third and the beginning of the fourth century...
الصفحة 234 - Apollo had more influence upon the Greeks than any other god. It may safely be asserted, that the Greeks would never have become what they were, without the worship of Apollo : in him the brightest side of the Grecian mind is reflected.

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