Ploutarchou Nikias

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University Press, 1887 - Greece - 214 pages

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Page 99 - Thammuz came next behind, Whose annual wound in Lebanon allured The Syrian damsels to lament his fate In amorous ditties, all a summer's day; While smooth Adonis from his native rock Ran purple to the sea, supposed with blood Of Thammuz yearly wounded...
Page xl - Accordingly, just as painters get the likenesses in their portraits from the face and the expression of the eyes, wherein the character shows itself, but make very little account of the other parts of the body, so I must be permitted to devote myself rather to the signs of the soul in men, and by means of these to portray the life of each, leaving to others the description of their great contests.
Page 56 - Hermes, were blocks of marble about the height of the human figure. The upper part was cut into a head, face, neck and bust ; the lower part was left as a quadrangular pillar, broad at the base, without arms, body or legs, but with the significant mark of the male ses in front. They were distributed in great numbers throughout Athens, and always in the most conspicuous situations...
Page xxii - showing him' as has been said 'in a very tender and attractive light as a husband and father, and affording us glimpses of a family life, the existence of which we are too apt to forget when taking account of the moral condition of the ancient heathen world9.

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