Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life, Government, Laws, Arts, Manufactures, Religion and Early History, Volume 2

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Thefts Actisanes commuted the Punishment of Death
46
Another Law to prevent Debt Showing their Respect
51
Number of Witnesses necessary
57
Marriage with a Sister allowed in patriarchal Ages with
63
Gratitude of the Egyptians The fine Feeling which
69
The wise Rule of Darius and the Respect shown him
72
The principal Persons after the King and the Senate
78
Transmission of Grain to the Capital of the Empire 83 State of Property nearly the same as in former Times
87
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Bricks probably a Government Monopoly Captives
97
Brickmakers at Thebes erroneously supposed to be Jews
98
Other Plans Isolated Parlour
104
When found it contained Grain in the small Storerooms
108
Some richly painted Doors opened inwards as of
114
Invention of the Arch Want of Wood in Egypt Rare
117
A larger Mill turned by Cattle Made of Granite
124
Pleasure Boats on the Water within their Grounds Fish
128
The two Wings often differed Farmyard Stable
133
Water Skins also used The Garden laid out in Walks
141
Vines supported on Columns and Rafters or in Bowers
147
Egyptian Writing of Three distinct Kinds besides many
149
Winepress in a Frame A Liquid heated on the Fire
153
Mode of arranging the Amphoras Several Kinds of Egyp
160
Wine used in Offerings to the Gods Said to be forbidden at Heliopolis
164
Beer of Egypt reckoned good even by Persons accustomed
170
Palms or Date Trees Preserve of Dates found in
176
Various Trees grown in Egypt Egyptians fond of Flowers
182
Practising the Bow as an Amusement
189
Custom of reclining Couches probably also used as Bed
190
Ordinary Height of the Chairs and Stools Kangaroo
195
Ottomans Captives represented in humiliating Positions
199
Tables The Monopodium Vide other Tables used
203
Musical Soirees The Darabooka Drum
253
Extravagance of the Greeks and Romans in Music
259
Music taught to Slaves The Roman Slaves 265 Humane Treatment of Slaves in Egypt The Long Drum
266
Harp unknown to the Greeks Lyre introduced from Asia
272
Appearance of two Sets of Pegs Minstrels stood to show
278
Jewish Instruments Various Names of Greek Instruments
279
Other Instruments which rank neither with the Harps
285
Apollodoruss Story of the Invention of the Lyre 289 Number of Strings in the Lyre How played 290 Lyres ornamented Berlin and Leyden Lyres ...
295
The Guitar Three Strings corresponding to the Three
300
Various Kinds of Flutes in Greece
305
Made of various Materials Men and Women played on it
311
A Fluteplayer often headed the Sacred Processions 317 Cymbals Crotala a Sort of Castanet The Harp 318 Music an indispensable Part of Religion a...
319
The Berlin Sistra Songs and clapping of Hands
326
Gesticulation and Buffoonery Music at all their Festivals
333
Gestures with the Hands The higher Orders did
339
Various Forms of Vases
345
Excellence of the Workmanship of one belonging to
351
Figure playing the Guitar carved on one in the Berlin
357
Various large Boxes Boxes Cases or Stands of Wicker
365
The Rock of the Pyramids supposed by Strabo to contain
371
The Order in which the Joints were cut off The chief
376
They gave way to Excesses in later Times Hors doeuvres
382
The Arrival of the Guests A pet Animal beneath
389
The round Table with a single Leg similar to that of
396
The Table sometimes brought in with the Dishes placed upon it Sometimes the Dishes separately served
399
Washing before Dinner The Greeks
406
Music and Feats resumed after Dinner
414
Other Games
422
Game of Ball Different Modes of playing
428
Conjurors or Thimblerigging Dwarfs and deformed Per
435
Buffoons Impromptu Remarks on those who passed as at the present Day
442

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Page 207 - But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet; and bring hither the fatted calf and kill it; and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.
Page 215 - And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck...
Page 149 - Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard : My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill : and he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein : and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
Page 378 - Lord's lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering. But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.
Page 413 - Come on therefore, let us enjoy the good things that are present: and let us speedily use the creatures like as in youth. Let us fill ourselves with costly wine and ointments : and let no flower of the spring pass by us : Let us crown ourselves with rose-buds, before they be withered. Let none of us go without his part of our voluptuousness: let us leave tokens of our joyfulness in every place: for this is our portion, and our lot is this.
Page 378 - And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
Page 319 - And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.
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Page 340 - Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. 3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

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