A Classical Dictionary: Containing a Copious Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors ...

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T. Cadell, 1823 - Classical dictionaries - 847 pages

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Page 354 - ... 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 330 - He often invited the most common of the people to share his banquets, and made them sit down on large bellows full of wind, which, by suddenly emptying themselves, threw their guests on the ground, and left them a prey to wild beasts.
Page 353 - Hyacinthus, once played at quoits with his pupil, Zephyrus blew the quoit, as soon as it was thrown by Apollo, upon the head of Hyacinthus, and he was killed with the blow. Apollo was so disconsolate at the death of Hyacinthus, that he changed his blood into a flower which bore his name, and placed his body among the constellations. The Spartans established yearly festivals in honor of the nephew of their king.
Page 160 - After this transformation the goddess pursued the god with apparent ferocity, and Jupiter fled for refuge into the arms of Leda, who was bathing in the Eurotas.
Page 32 - The night that Troy was taken he offered violence to Cassandra, who fled into Minerva's temple; and for this offence, as he returned home, the goddess, who had obtained the thunders of Jupiter and the power of tempests from Neptune, destroyed his ship in a storm.
Page 421 - Lacedaemonians as the other regulations seemed to be calculated to banish dissipation, riot, and debauchery. Lycurgus has been compared to Solon, the celebrated legislator of Athens, and it has been judiciously observed that the former gave his citizens morals conformable to the laws which he had established, and that the latter had given the Athenians laws which coincided with their customs and manners. The office of Lycurgus demanded resolution, and he showed himself inexorable and severe. In Solon...
Page 87 - ... defendant by seeing them. Whatever causes were pleaded before them, were to be divested of all oratory and fine speaking lest eloquence should charm their ears and corrupt their judgment. Hence arose the most just and most impartial decisions, and their sentence was deemed sacred and inviolable, and the plaintiff and defendant were equally convinced of its justice. The...
Page 330 - Heliogabalus, which was no other than a large black stone, whose figure resembled that of a cone. To this ridiculous deity temples were raised at Rome, and the altars...
Page 138 - He was present at an engagement in Asia, where he received a heavy wound, and hastened immediately out of the battle, and dropped down dead as soon as he had set down the king in a safe place. He was 30 years old when he died, and Alexander built a city which he called after his name.
Page 76 - Apollo was the god of all the fine arts, of medicine, music, poetry, and eloquence, of all which he was deemed the inventor. He had received from Jupiter the power of knowing futurity, and he was the only one of the gods whose oracles were in general repute over the world.

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