Researches Into the Origin of the Primitive Constellations of the Greeks, Phoenicians and Babylonians, Band 1

Williams and Norgate, 1899 - 261 Seiten

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Seite 192 - Thasos yielded less, but still were so far prolific that, besides being entirely free from land-tax, they had a surplus income, derived from the two sources of their territory on the main and their mines, in common years of two hundred, and in the best years of three hundred talents.
Seite 112 - ... shape the hippocentaurs. Bulls likewise were bred there with the heads of men ; and dogs with fourfold bodies, terminated in their extremities with the tails of fishes...
Seite 62 - This beast seems to derive his own nature from that luminary (the sun), being in force and heat as superior to all other animals as the sun is to the stars. The lion is always seen with his eyes wide open and full of fire, so does the sun look upon the earth with open and fiery eye
Seite 364 - During the twelve years which have passed since the publication of the first edition a large amount of solid work has been done within the domain of Comparative Mythology. Of the results so gained probably the most important is the clearer light thrown on the influence of Semitic theology on the theology and religion of the Greeks. This momentous question I have striven to treat impartially; and for my treatment of it I have to acknowledge my obligations to Mr. Robert Brown's valuable researches...
Seite 310 - Lydia, bringing with them the civilization and the treasures of Asia Minor. The tradition has been confirmed by modern research. While certain elements belonging to the prehistoric culture of Greece, as revealed at Mykenae and elsewhere, were derived from Egypt and Phoenicia, there are others which point to Asia Minor as their source. And the culture of Asia Minor was Hittite.
Seite 140 - The divine storm-bird" was known as Lugal-banda, "the lusty king," and was the patron deity of the city of Marad, near Sippara. He brought the lightning, the fire of heaven, from the gods to men, giving them at once the knowledge of fire and the power of reading the future in the flashes of the storm. Like Prometheus, therefore, he was an outcast from the gods. He had stolen their treasures and secret wisdom, and had communicated them to mankind. In Babylonia, as in Greece, the divine benefactor...
Seite 365 - ... that the year was regarded by them as an extended nycthemeron, half the signs being diurnal or relating to the deities of day, and the other half being nocturnal, concerned with myths of the night. Early man thus recognised that there was one and the same law of " Kosmic Order" pervading all conceptions of time. In the course of his investigation Mr. Brown draws upon Egyptian and Iranian sources, but his chief materials are necessarily derived from the monuments of ancient Babylonia. Unfortunately...
Seite 53 - Remi.8 22 Homage to thee, Ra ! Supreme power, the two vipers that bear their two feathers, their form is that of the impure one. 23 Homage to thee, Ra! Supreme power, he who enters and comes forth continually from his highly mysterious cavern, his form is that of At.9 24 Homage to thee, Ra!
Seite 112 - They had one body but two heads — the one that of a man, the other of a woman— and likewise in their several organs both male and female. Other human figures were to be seen with the legs and horns of goats : some had horses...
Seite 365 - ... years of study to bring it to its present state of perfection To us moderns, however ignorant we may be, the idea of time is regulated by a multitude of events of daily and almost hourly occurrence, and but very few of us ever look back to a period when it had to be worked out bit by bit. Mr.

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