Some Observations Upon the Vindication of Homer, and of the Ancient Poets and Historians, who Have Recorded the Siege and Fall of Troy, Written by I.B.S. Morritt

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M. Pote and E. Williams, 1799 - Trojan War - 96 pages
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Page vi - A Dissertation concerning the War of Troy;};, and the Expedition of the Grecians, as described by Homer ; shewing that no such Expedition was ever undertaken, and that no such City in Phrygia existed §, 1796.
Page vii - A Vindication of Homer and of the ancient poets and historians, who have recorded the siege and fall of Troy.
Page i - The History of Ilium or Troy : including the adjacent Country, and the opposite Coast of the Chersonesus of Thrace.
Page 124 - Xanthus' stream remain Creeps a small brook along the dusty plain. Whilst careless and securely on they pass, The Phrygian guide forbids to press the grass : This place, he said, forever sacred keep, "For here the sacred bones of Hector sleep. Then warns him to observe where, rudely cast, Disjointed stones lay broken and defaced: Here his last fate, he cries, did Priam prove; Here, on this altar of Hercsean Jove.
Page 34 - O'er hills, o'er dales, o'er crags, o'er rocks they go: Jumping, high o'er the shrubs of the rough ground, Rattle the clattering...
Page 26 - Grecians," and various objects, " with the course and fords of the river, are distinctly marked, so that the very landscape presents itself to the eye of 'the reader. — The poet also" mentions " several" subsequent " events — in medias res non secus ac notas auditorem rapit — " all which " casual references seem to have been portions of a traditional history well known in the time of Homer, but, as they are introduced almost undesignedly, they are generally attended with a great semblance of...
Page 125 - He said ; and hasted to his fleet away, Swift to repair the loss of this delay. Up sprung the wind, and with a freshening gale, The kind north-west fill'd every swelling sail; Light o'er the foamy waves the navy flew, Till Asia's shores and Rhodes no more they view. Six times the night her...
Page v - Observations upon a Treatise, entitled a Description of the Plain of Troy by Monsieur le Chevalier.
Page 123 - Once by great Neptune, and Apollo, rear'd :• There stood old Troy, a venerable name ; For ever consecrate to deathless fame. Now blasted mossy trunks with branches sear, Brambles and weeds, a loathsome forest rear...
Page 123 - Forever consecrate to deathless fame. Now blasted mossy trunks with branches sear, Brambles and weeds, a loathsome forest rear; Where once in palaces of regal state Old Priam and the Trojan princes sate.

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