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Page 330 - ... sides; on the breast a head of Medusa wrought in ivory, and a figure of Victory, about four cubits high, holding a spear in her hand and a shield lying at her feet. Until the latter part of the seventeenth century, this magnificent temple, with all its ornaments, existed entire.
Page 330 - These were six feet two inches in diameter at the base, and thirty-four feet in height, standing upon a pavement, to which there was an ascent of three steps, the total elevation of the temple being 65 feet from the ground; the length was £&, and the breadth 1O2 feet.
Page 333 - Themistocles ; and there is still great evidence of the haste with which the historian describes that work to have been performed on the termination of the Persian war. From the acropolis Pausanias proceeds to the AREOPAGUS, or hill of Mars, which rises at a little distance from thence to the north-west. It was so called in consequence, as it was said, of Mars having been the first person tried there for the murder of Halirrhothius son of Neptune. The PNYX was, in the days of Athenian greatness,...
Page 429 - Asia rediens cum ab Aegina Megaram versus navigarem, coepi regiones circumcirca prospicere. Post me erat Aegina, ante me Megara, dextra Piraeus, sinistra Corinthus, quae oppida quodam tempore florentissima fuerunt, nunc prostrata et diruta ante oculos iacent.
Page 312 - Strabo estimates at 180 stadia, or upwards of twenty-two miles. The number of gates belonging to ancient Athens is uncertain, but the existence of nine has been ascertained by classical writers. The names of these are Dipylum, (also called THRIAsijE, SACR£, afld perhaps CKRAMICJE.) Г)юмк1Ж.
Page 106 - The acquisition of Naupactus was of great importance to the Athenians during the Peloponnesian war, as it was an excellent station for their fleet in the Corinthian gulf, and not only afforded them the means of keeping up a communication with Corcyra and Acarnania, but enabled them also to watch the motions of the enemy on the opposite coast, and to guard against any designs they might form against their allies. Some important...
Page 311 - Athens attained the summit of its beauty and prosperity, both with respect to the power of the republic and the extent and magnificence of the architectural decorations with which the capital was adorned. At this period the whole of Athens with its three ports of...
Page 312 - Anchesmus, and that to the westward its walls followed the same brook which terminates in the marshy ground of the Academy, until they met the point where some of the ancient foundations are still to be seen near the gate Dipylum ; while to the eastward they approached close to the Ilissus, a little below the present church of the Mologitadet, or confessors.
Page 171 - The water, which oozes from the rock, was in ancient times introduced into a hollow square, where it was retained for the use of the Pythia and the oracular priests. The fountain is ornamented with pendent ivy, and overshadowed by a large fig-tree. After a quick descent to the bottom of the valley, through a narrow and rocky glen, it joins the little river Pleistus.
Page 173 - The narrow and low entrance of the cave, spread at once into a chamber 330 feet long, by nearly 200 wide. The stalactites from the top hung in the most graceful forms, the whole length of the roof, and fell, like drapery, down the sides. The depth of the folds was so vast, and the masses thus suspended in the air were so great, that the relief and fulness of these natural hangings, were as complete as the fancy could have wished. They were not, like concretions or incrustations, mere coverings of...