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" The whole language resembles the body of an artistically trained athlete, in which every muscle, every sinew, is developed into full play, where there is no trace of tumidity or of inert matter, and all is power and life. "
A history of Greece - Page 282
by Frederick Arnold - 1871 - 500 pages
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The history of Greece, tr. by A.W. Ward, Volume 1

Ernst Curtius - 1868
...language, penetrated every part of it with the spirit, and nowhere left a dead, inert mass behind it, — of a people which, in spite of its decisive abhorrence...have succeeded in expressing by means of it, as in the most ductile clay, the whole variety of their spiritual gifts, their artistic sense of form, as...
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The History of Greece, Volume 1

Ernst Curtius - Greece - 1871
...language, penetrated every part of it with the spirit, and nowhere left a dead, inert mass behind it — of a people which, in spite of its decisive abhorrence...', The Hellenes must have received this material of Ian- ' guage while it was yet a plastic form ; otherwise they could never have succeeded in expressing...
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THE HISTORY OF GREECE

PROFESSOR DR. ERNEST CURTIUS - 1871
...language, penetrated every part of it with the spirit, and nowhere left a dead, inert mass behind it — of a people which, in spite of its decisive abhorrence...there is no trace of tumidity or of inert matter, $nd all is power and life. Tb^Hellenes must have received, this material of language while it was yet...
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The History of Greece, Volume 1

Ernst Curtius - Greece - 1871
...language, penetrated every part of it with the spirit, and nowhere left a dead, inert mass behind it — of a people which, in spite of its decisive abhorrence...play, where there is no trace of tumidity or of inert mat' •"•. and all is power and life. 'f TT"Henes must have received this material of Ian- \ was...
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Foregleams and Foreshadows of Immortality

Edmund Hamilton Sears - Immortality - 1873 - 382 pages
...utterance in a language which in strength and grace has been compared to the body of a well-trained athlete, " in which every muscle, every sinew, is...into full play, where there is no trace of tumidity and of inert matter, and all is power and life." The Greek mythology, already tending vaguely into...
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Studies in the Philosophy of Religion and the History

Andrew Martin Fairbairn - History - 1876 - 348 pages
...symmetrical, transparent and flexible in form, than the Greek tongue. It has been well said that it " resembles the body of an artistically trained athlete,...of inert matter, and all is power and life."* The verb, with its 1200 inflections, can express every point of time, every phase or mood of mind, can...
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The History of Greece, Volume 1

Ernst Curtius - Greece - 1876
...means. The whole language resembles the body of an artistically trained athlcte, in which every musele, every sinew, is developed into full play, where there...have received this material of language while it was yct a plastic form ; otherwise they could never have succeeded in expressing by means of it, as in...
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Outlines of Universal History

George Park Fisher - World history - 1885 - 674 pages
...and symmetry and in perfection of sound, is itself, though a spontaneous creation, a work of art. " The whole language resembles the body of an artistically...or of inert matter, and all is power and life." The great variety of the spiritual gifts of this people, the severest formulas of science, the loftiest...
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Outlines of Universal History

George Park Fisher - World history - 1885 - 674 pages
...art. " The whole language resembles the of an artistically trained athlete, in which every muscle, e sinew, is developed into full play, where there is no trace of tu ity or of inert matter, and all is power and life." The great va of the spiritual gifts of this...
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Monthly Packet

1891
...multiplicity of the notions of time, its point and duration, and the completeness of an action in itself. The whole language resembles the body of an artistically...developed into full play, where there is no trace of timidity or of inert matter, and all is power and life.' * There is something analogous to this in...
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