The Description of Greece, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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R. Priestley, 1824 - Art, Greek
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Review: Pausanias I: Description of Greece, Books 1-2 (Loeb Classical Library, #93)

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I read these while traveling in Greece. It was great fun to wander through the ruins with the description right with me. Read full review

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Page 235 - Dorians, plumed amid the files of war, Her foodful glebe with fierce Achaians share; Cnossus, her capital of high command; Where sceptred Minos with impartial hand Divided right: each ninth revolving year, By Jove received in council to confer.
Page 142 - Renown'd, triumphant, and enrich'd with spoils. Now, shameful flight alone can save the host, Our blood, our treasure, and our glory lost. So Jove decrees, resistless lord of all! At whose command whole empires rise or fall: He shakes the feeble props of human trust, And towns and armies humbles to the dust.
Page 313 - Messena's state from Ithaca detains Three hundred sheep, and all the shepherd swains; And to the youthful prince to urge the laws, The king and elders trust their common cause. But Iphitus...
Page 183 - Latona's line ; But two the goddess, twelve the queen enjoy'd ; Those boasted twelve th' avenging two destroy'd. Steep'd in their blood and in the dust outspread, Nine days neglected lay...
Page xii - ... neoPlatonists helped to shape the intellectual world of Romantic poetry and its richly symbolic narratives, engaged with Paine in A Vindication of the Rights of Brutus (1792); he specifically contrasted the connective particles of his version of Pausanias (1794) with contemporary France, which exhibited "anarchy and uproar, licentious liberty and barbaric rage, all the darkness of atheism, and all the madness of democratic power" (The Description of Greece, by Pausanias [London, 1794], preface).
Page 264 - Indeed even at present, (AD 160 to 180), those that sail to India report that Indian equivalents are given for the Grecian commodities which are carried thither, but that the inhabitants are unacquainted with money, though their country abounds with gold and brass.29 Now this assertion is directly contradicted by his contemporary Arrian, the author of the Erythraean Periplus, who says that the Roman gold was exchanged with advantage against the native gold coin called kaltis.30 But the story told...
Page 231 - In order to keep them together, he built a city, and called it after the name of his son Enoch, which, in the Hebrew tongue, signifies a dedication.
Page ix - I have unfolded in them a theory which seems for many ages to have been entirely unknown.
Page 37 - It is a curious coincidence also that Pausanias, as Taylor translates him, when about to describe the mysteries of Eleusis which was connected with the underworld and Orphic ritual, '. . . was restrained from the execution of this design by a vision in a dream.
Page vi - Upon which that which happened to me, may seem strange, though it be true ; for it was not so much by the knowledge of words, that I came to the understanding of things, as by my experience of things I was enabled to follow the meaning of words.

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