A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology: Earinus-Nyx

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William Smith
J. Murray, 1880 - Biography

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Page 113 - Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh ; yea though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
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Page 50 - 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 293 - The idea of the dignity of a free state lies at the bottom of many things, and this is, to a certain degree, the case with the poor's rates in England. With a barbarous people this idea has no meaning; but with a free and proud nation it is a duty to provide for those members of the community who are unable to provide for themselves. The number of real paupers at Rome must have been immense ; many of them were not included in any tribe, and others belonged to the tribus...
Page 208 - In his general principles he may be considered as belonging to the Dogmatic sect, for his method was to reduce all his knowledge, as acquired by the observation of facts, to general theoretical principles. These principles he indeed professed to deduce from experience and observation, and we have abundant proofs of his diligence in collecting experience, and his accuracy in making observations. But still, in a certain sense at least, he regards individual facts and the detail of experience as of...
Page 135 - He was therefore in later times worshipped in two distinct capacities : first, as the god of fields and shepherds, and secondly, as an oracular and prophetic divinity. The festival of the Faunalia, which was celebrated on the 5th of December, by the country people, with great feasting and merriment, had reference to him as the god of agriculture and cattle.
Page 213 - His system of therapeutics is based on two fundamental principles— (1) that disease is something contrary to nature, and is to be overcome by that which is contrary to the disease itself; and (2) that nature is to be preserved by that which has relation to nature.
Page 362 - ... being a spectral being, who at night sent from the lower world all kinds of demons and terrible phantoms, who taught sorcery and witchcraft, and dwelt at cross-roads, tombs, and near places where murder had been committed.
Page 71 - Euclid have been added to the numerous succeeding editions. With the exception of the editorial fancy about the perfect restoration of Euclid, there is little to object to in this celebrated edition. It might indeed have been expected that some notice would have been taken of various points on which Euclid has evidently fallen short of that formality of rigour which is tacitly claimed for him.
Page 33 - Athens honoured him with bronze statues. But notwithstanding the extraordinary devotion of his pupils and friends, whose number, says Diogenes, exceeded that of the population of whole towns, there is no philosopher in antiquity who has been so violently attacked, and whose ethical doctrines have been so much mistaken and misunderstood, as Epicurus.

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