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الصفحة 247 - Namque primum Agatharchus Athenis, Aeschylo docente tragoediam, (ad) scaenam fecit et de ea commentarium reliquit. Ex eo moniti Democritus et Anaxagoras de eadem re scripserunt, quemadmodum oporteat ad aciem oculorum radiorumque...
الصفحة 24 - ... under Cratippus. (See Officia, lib. i. cap. 1 .) ' No other city ever enjoyed her fortune in the prosperity which attended her so long after the loss of her political importance. Even the respect which has been paid to Rome, since the decline of her temporal power, is but a feeble representation of that enjoyed by Athens during five centuries, among all the nations into which Grecian civilization had penetrated. We cannot have a stronger proof of this fact than that the most remarkable buildings...
الصفحة 83 - ... there happened another great fire, which increasing upon the fuel of the houses and the continual playing of our bombs, endured so furious all that day and the next night, that the enemy, astonished to see their houses and their goods consumed, and their families...
الصفحة 95 - Réponse à la Critique publiée par M. Guillet, sur le Voyage de. Grèce de Jacob Spon : avec Quatre Lettres sur le mesme sujet, le Journal d'Angleterre du Sieur Fernon, et la Liste des Erreurs commises par M. Guillet dans son Athènes ancienne et nouvelle
الصفحة 187 - Acropolis, it can hardly be maintained that the latter was the theatre of Bacchus, or any longer questioned that the site of the Dionysiac theatre is indicated by the hollow, and a few other remains, which are observable at the south-eastern end of the Acropolis. We have a strong confirmation of the identity of these remains in an ancient coin of Athens '. This curious medal represents the great Athenian theatre viewed from below. Its proscenium and cavea are distinctly seen : its gradation of seats,...
الصفحة 165 - Areiopagus with that rocky height which is separated only from the western end pague' of the Acropolis by a hollow, forming a communication between the northern and southern divisions of the ancient site, is found in the words of Pausanias, indicating that proximity ' ; in the remark of Herodotus, that it was a height over-against the Acropolis, from whence the Persians assailed the western end of the Acropolis...
الصفحة 502 - In the last line we prefer the reading of MaUhiae's edition, TÍf¿aa it instead of rí/ыю only. as those of Theseus for the sculptural decorations of the Theseium, it was equally so to give the most conspicuous situation to those of Hercules, as Theseus had yielded to him the first honours of his native country. We find accordingly that all the metopes in the front of the temple which can be deciphered, relate to the labours of Hercules ; and that all those on the two flanks which can be deciphered,...
الصفحة 499 - ... feet high, with an intercolumniation of five feet four inches, except at the angles, where, as usual in the Doric order, the interval is made smaller in order to bring the triglyphs to the angle, and at the same time not to offend the eye by the inequality of the metopes. The height of the temple, from the bottom of the stylobate to the summit of the pediment, is thirtythree feet and a half. The eastern fronting of the temple, marked by the greater depth of the pronaus, is shown still more strongly...
الصفحة 11 - ... well as of the colonies on the coasts of Asia, Macedonia, and Thrace ; .and thus, at the very moment when the destruction of their city rendered it necessary for them to renew all their principal buildings, fortune gave them sufficient means both to maintain their ascendency in Greece, and to apply a part of the wealth at their command in the indulgence of their taste and magnificence. The same...
الصفحة 83 - ... were landed, which were easily brought to the batteries that were raising, because the way was smooth and level, and but six miles in length. On the...

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