Bibliotheca Classica: Or, a Classical Dictionary, Containing a Copious Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors

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William Tegg and Company, 1852 - Classical dictionaries - 780 pages

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Page 284 - They were generally represented with a grim and frightful aspect, with a black and bloody garment, and serpents wreathing round their head instead of hair. They held a burning torch in one hand, and a whip of scorpions in the other, and were always attended by terror, rage, paleness, and death.
Page 286 - During the representation of one of the tragedies of Euripides, the audience, displeased with some lines in the composition, desired the writer to strike them off. Euripides heard the reproof with indignation ; he advanced forward on the stage, and told the spectators that he came there to instruct them, and not to receive instruction. Another piece...
Page 92 - Pasiphac, fell in love with Theseus, who was shut up in the labyrinth to be devoured by the Minotaur, and gave him a clue of thread, by which he extricated himself from the difficult windings of his confinement. After...
Page 353 - ... drinks ; but rather of Hebe, cup-bearer to Jupiter, who was the daughter of Juno and wild lettuce, and who had the power of restoring gods and men to the vigor of youth.
Page 87 - The Areopagites took cognizance of murders, impiety, and immoral behaviour, and particularly of idleness, which they deemed the cause of all vice. They watched over the laws, and they had the management of the public treasury ; they had the...
Page 333 - Erginus. Such public services became universally known, and Creon, who then sat on the throne of Thebes, rewarded the patriotic deeds of Hercules by giving him his daugh ter in marriage, and intrusting him with the government of his kingdom.
Page 50 - ... that the sun has the highest place in the heavens, the moon the next, and the planets and fixed stars the lowest ; that the earth is a globe placed in the middle of the universe, and remains in its place ; and that the sun is twenty-eight times larger than the earth.
Page 381 - He is generally represented as sitting upon a golden or ivory throne, holding in one hand thunderbolts just ready to be hurled, and in the other, a sceptre of cypress. His looks express majesty, his beard flows long and neglected, and the eagle stands with expanded wings at his feet.
Page 122 - Aurora is generally represented by the poets drawn in a rose-coloured chariot, and opening with her rosy fingers the gates of the east, pouring the dew upon the earth, and making the flowers grow. Her chariot is generally drawn by white horses, and she is covered with a veil.
Page 90 - Jason explained the causes of his voyage to /Eetes ; but the conditions on which he was to recover the golden fleece were so hard, that the Argonauts must have perished in the attempt, had not Medea, the king's daughter, fallen in love with their leader. She had a conference with...

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