A Selection from the Remains of Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus: With Glossary and Prolegomena

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Hodges and Smith, 1846 - 155 sider
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Side 6 - Thammuz came next behind, Whose annual wound in Lebanon allured The Syrian damsels to lament his fate In amorous ditties, all a summer's day; While smooth Adonis from his native rock Ran purple to the sea, supposed with blood Of Thammuz yearly wounded...
Side 5 - Adonis, who was killed by a wild boar in the mountains out of which this stream rises. Something like this we saw actually come to pass; for the water was stained to a surprising redness; and as we observed in travelling, had discoloured the sea a great way into a reddish hue; occasioned doubtless by a sort of minium, or red earth, washed into the river by the violence of the rain, and not by any stain from Adonis's blood.
Side 6 - WOE to the land shadowing with wings, Which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia : That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, Even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying. Go, ye swift messengers, To a nation scattered and peeled, To a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; A nation meted out and trodden down, Whose land the rivers have spoiled...
Side 5 - We had the fortune to see what may be supposed to be the occasion of that opinion which Lucian relates concerning this river, viz. that this stream, at certain seasons of the year, especially about the feast of Adonis, is of a bloody colour ; •which the heathens looked upon as proceeding from a kind of sympathy in the river for the death of Adonis, who was killed by a wild boar in the mountains out of which this stream rises. Something like this we saw actually come to pass ; for the water was...
Side l - Amintas wretched fate, To whom sweet Poets verse hath given endlesse date. There wont fayre Venus often to enjoy Her deare Adonis joyous company, And reape sweet pleasure of the wanton boy : There yet, some say, in secret he does ly, Lapped in flowres and pretious spycery, By her hid from the world, and from the skill Of Stygian Gods, which doe her love envy ; But she her selfe, when ever that she will, Possesseth him, and of his sweetnesse takes her fill.
Side 4 - According to the very remarkable and explicit tradition of the Argives, Linus was a youth, who, having sprung from a divine origin, grew up with the shepherds among the lambs, and was torn in pieces by wild dogs ; whence arose the " festival of the lambs," at which many dogs were slain.
Side 3 - ASwv/fl! were celebrated in most of the cities of Greece, in honour of Venus, and in memory of her beloved Adonis. The solemnity continued two days; on the first of which certain images or pictures of Adonis and Venus were brought forth, with all the pomp and ceremonies practised at funerals : the women tore their hair, beat their breasts, and counterfeited all those postures and actions used in lamenting the dead.
Side 39 - A prosperous beginning here, as in Italy, invited more attempts. It was, according to Thucydides, in the very next year after the founding of Naxus, that Archias, a Corinthian of Heracleid race, led a colony to Sicily. To the southward of Naxus, but still on the eastern coast, he found a territory of uncommon fertility, with a harbour singularly safe and commodious. Within the harbour, and barely detached from the shore, was an island, about two miles in circumference, plentifully watered by that...
Side 5 - colour ; which the heathens looked upon as pro" ceeding from a kind of sympathy in the river for " the death of Adonis, who was killed by a wild boar " in the mountains, out of which this stream rises.
Side 5 - Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.

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