Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology: Earinus-Nyx (Google eBook)

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Sir William Smith
J. Walton, 1849 - Biography
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Page 257 - The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. 23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. 24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth ; when there were no fountains abounding with water. 25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth...
Page 40 - His gods, like every thing else, consisted of atoms, and our notions of them are based upon the ttSot\a which are reflected from them and pass into our minds. They were and always had been in the enjoyment of perfect happiness, which had not been disturbed by the laborious business of creating the world ; and as the government of the world would interfere with their happiness, he conceived them as exercising no influence whatever upon the world or man.
Page 57 - ecclesial consciousness" is the result of the work of the Holy Spirit, whose person and work is inseparable from the risen Christ. Boff interprets the creedal doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son as an affirmation of this point.
Page 351 - In the Periplus itself Hanno says that he was sent out by his countrymen to undertake a voyage beyond the Pillars of Hercules, and to found Libyphťnician towns, and that he sailed accordingly with sixty penteconteres, and a body of men and women, to the number of 30,000, and provisions and other necessaries.
Page 40 - Epicureans, and, taking advantage of the facility with which his ethical theory was made the handmaid of a sensual and debauched life, gave themselves up to the enjoyment of sensual pleasures. At Rome, and during the time of Roman...
Page 104 - His most celebrated works were, a Paris, which expressed alike the judge of the goddesses, the lover of Helen, and the slayer of Achilles ; the very beautiful sitting figure of Paris, in marble, in the Museo...
Page 77 - Asulanus, containing enunciations only, without demonstrations or diagrams, edited by ┴ngelus Cujanus, and dedicated to Antonius Altovitus. We happen to possess a little volume agreeing in every particular with this description, except only that it is in Italian, being ** I quindici libri degli elementi di Euclide, di Greco tradotti in lingua Thoscana.
Page 300 - But in the first place, it must be borne in mind, that C. Gracchus did not give away the grain for nothing, but only sold it at so low a price that the poor, with some labour, might be enabled to support themselves and their children ; and secondly, that Rome was a republic with immense revenues, which belonged to the sovereign, that is, to the people ; and a large class of this sovereign people was suffering from want and destitution. There was no other remedy ; the state was obliged to support...
Page 68 - The length of this article will not be blamed by any one who considers that, the sacred writers excepted, no Greek has been so much read or so variously translated as Euclid. To this it may be added, that there is hardly any book in our language in which the young scholar or the young mathematician can find all the information about this name which its celebrity would make him desire to have.
Page 375 - A similar story is related of Hegesias, whose gloomy descriptions of human misery were so overpowering, that they drove many persons to commit suicide, in consequence of which he received the surname of Peisithanatos. In the city of Wesali there was a priest, who one day, on going with the alms-bowl, sat down upon a chair that was covered with a cloth, by which he killed a child that was underneath. About the same time there was a priest who received food mixed with poison...

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