Archaeologia Graeca or the Antiquities of Greece Volume 1

Archaeologia Graeca or the Antiquities of Greece Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1751 edition. Excerpt: ... a Libation of Water. But from those that were able to procure them, more costly Offerings were requir'd. Men of Wealth, especially when they had receiv'd, or desir'd any great Fa vour of the Gods, offered great Numbers of Animals at once. Whence there is frequent Mention of Hecatombs, which consisted of an hundred living Creatures, and oiChilipmbs, in which were sacrific'd a thousand. An Hecatomb, faitii Eustathius (a), properly signifies a Sacrifice of an hun dred Oxen, and such a one was offer'd by Clistbenes in Herodotus; but it is generally taken for such Sacrifices, as consist of an hundred Animals of any Sort; only the Ox being the principal and most valuable of all the living Creatures us'd at Sacrifices, it has its Name from containing iazTsii jitis, an hundred Oxen. Others derive it, faith my Author, from kv, dlv (itt!ffeit, riToi ix'oS'oi, i. e. an hundred Feet, and then it must have consisted only of twenty-five Animals. Others think a finite Number is here put for an indefinite, by a Figure very usual among the Poets; and then an Hecatomb amounts to no more than a Sacrifice consisting of many Animals. Others will have this Name derived not from the Number of Creatures offer'd, but of the Persons present at the Sacrifice. Lastly, it may be observ'd from "Julius Capitolinusb), thatan Hecatomb was sometimes offer'd after this Manner: They erected an hundred Altars of Turf, and then kill'd an hundred Sows, or Sheep, &c. Suidas (c) mentions another Sacrifice, which consisted of seven Offerings, vi-. a Sheep, Sow, Goat, Ox, Hen, Goose, and, after all, an Ox of Meal, whence some derive the Proverb CSV (-ScPo/(c)-, of which before. Another Sacrifice, in which were offer'd only three Animals, was call'd Tfirv, or T(irjitt. This.show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236583140
  • 9781236583147