Arch©Œologia Gr©Œca: The military affairs of the Grecians. Some of their miscellany customs

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G. Strahan, 1751 - Greece

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Page 309 - ... might be the more able to undergo the pains of child-bearing. And to the end he might take away their over-great tenderness and fear of exposure to the air, and all acquired womanishness, he ordered that the young women should go naked in the processions, as well as the young men, and dance too in that condition at certain solemn feasts, singing certain songs, whilst the young men stood around, seeing...
Page 250 - Smear'd with these pow'rful juices, on the plain, He howls a wolf among the hungry train; And oft the mighty necromancer boasts, With these, to call from tombs the stalking ghosts, And from the roots to tear the standing corn^ Which, whirl'd aloft, to distant fields is borne: Such is the strength of spells.
Page 76 - ... the opposite army, that they immediately fled from their camp ; whence it came to pass, that all sudden fears impressed upon men's spirits, without any just reason, were called by the Greeks •and Romans, panic terrors b.
Page 104 - To learn the unlucky art of wheedling fools. With itch of honour, and opinion vain, All things beyond their native worth we strain ; The spoils of war, brought to Feretrian Jove, An empty coat of armour hung above The conqueror's chariot, and in triumph borne...
Page 179 - No sooner landed, in his den they 'found The triple porter of the Stygian sound, Grim Cerberus, who soon began to rear His crested snakes, and arm'd his bristling hair.
Page 341 - My fate she follow'd. Ignorant of this (Whatever) danger, neither parting kiss, Nor pious blessing taken, her I leave, And in this only act of all my life deceive. By this right hand and conscious Night I swear, My soul so sad a farewell could not bear. Be you her comfort; fill my vacant place (Permit me to presume so great a grace) Support her age, forsaken and distress'd. That hope alone will fortify my breast Against the worst of fortunes, and of fears.
Page 288 - ... young men. And so he continues to do, spending his days, and, indeed, his nights, with them, visiting his bride in fear and shame, and with circumspection, when he thought he should not be observed; she, also, on her part, using her wit to help and find favourable opportunities for their meeting, when company was out of the way.
Page 341 - This only from your goodness let me gain (And, this ungranted, all rewards are vain) : Of Priam's royal race my mother came — And sure the best that ever bore the name — Whom neither Troy nor Sicily could hold From me departing, but, o'erspent and old, My fate she follow'd.
Page 246 - Restore, my charms, My lovely Daphnis to my longing arms. " As fire this figure hardens, made of clay, And this of wax with fire consumes away ; Such let the soul of cruel Daphnis be — Hard to the rest of women, soft to me. Crumble the sacred mole of salt and corn : Next in the fire the bays with brimstone burn ; And, while it crackles in the sulphur, say, ' This I for Daphnis burn; thus Daphnis burn away ! This laurel is his fate.
Page 256 - The time of marriage was not the same in all places : the Spartans were not permitted to marry till they arrived at their full strength...

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