The Life and Travels of Herodotus in the Fifth Century: Before Christ: an Imaginary Biography Founded on Fact, Illustrative of the History, Manners, Religion, Literature, Arts, and Social Condition of the Greeks, Egyptians, Persians, Babylonians, Hebrews, Scythians, and Other Ancient Nations, in the Days of Pericles and Nehemiah, Volumen1


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Página 225 - The oracles are dumb; No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving: No nightly trance or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell.
Página 242 - ... forbade all future loans or contracts in which the person of the debtor was pledged as security : it deprived the. creditor in future of all power to imprison, or enslave, or extort work, from his debtor, and confined him to an effective judgment at law authorizing the seizure of the property of the latter.
Página iii - The Life and Travels of Herodotus in the Fifth Century before Christ : An imaginary Biography, founded on fact, illustrative of the History, Manners, Religion, Literature, Arts, and Social Condition of the Greeks, Egyptians, Persians, Babylonians, Hebrews, Scythians, and other Ancient Nations, in the Days of Pericles and Nehemiah. By J. TALBOYS WHEELER, FRGS 2 vols. post 8vo. with Map, 21s. Wheeler.— The Geography of Herodotus Developed, Explained, and Illustrated from Modern Researches and Discoveries.
Página 136 - There were fifteen persons to a table, or a few more or less. Each of them was obliged to bring in monthly a bushel of meal, eight gallons of wine, five pounds of cheese, two pounds and a half of figs, and a little money to buy flesh and fish.
Página v - The design of the present work, as stated by the author's introduction, is -to give, in a popular form, a complete survey of the principal nations of the ancient world, as they were in the days of Pericles and Nehemiah. With this view. Mr. Wheeler has written an imaginary biography of Herodotus, the Greek historian and Geographer...
Página 62 - ... though he probably meant, not the fire perceptible by the senses, but a higher and more universal agent. For, as we have already seen, he conceived the sensible fire as living and dying, like the other elements...
Página v - Greek historian and geographer, who flourished in the 5th century before Christ ; and by describing his supposed travels to the most famous cities and countries of antiquity, he has been enabled to review their several histories, narrate their national traditions, describe the appearance of each people, point out their peculiarities and manners, and develop the various religious views and ideas which belong to their several mythologies.
Página 368 - Thou bitter water ! thy master inflicts this punishment upon thee, because thou hast injured him, although thou hadst not suffered any harm from him. And king Xerxes will cross over thee, whether thou wilt or not ; it is with justice that no man sacrifices to thee, because thou art both a deceitful and briny river...
Página 61 - ... animated than those of many poems. The cardinal doctrine of his natural philosophy seems to have been, that everything is in perpetual motion, that nothing has any stable or permanent existence, but that everything is assuming a new form or perishing. ' We step (he says, in his symbolical language) into the same rivers and we do not step into them ' (because in a moment the water is changed).
Página 246 - ... regard to the regulations of the senate and the assembly of the people, as constituted by Solon, we are altogether without information : nor is it safe to transfer to the Solonian constitution the information, comparatively ample, which we possess respecting these bodies under the later democracy. The laws of Solon were inscribed on wooden rollers and triangular tablets, in the species of writing called boustrophedon...

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