Archaeologia Graeca, or the Antiquities of Greece, 1

Archaeologia Graeca, or the Antiquities of Greece, 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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...used in all the victuals of men, was thought necessary to the entertainments and sacrifices of the gods, as was before observed. For the same reason there was scarce any sacrifice without bread-corn, or bread. Particularly barley was offered more than any other grain, that being the first sort of corn which the Greeks used after their primitive diet of acorns; whence xgtfy is by some derived from xghtit, to discern, men being first by that sort of food distinguished from other animals, with whom they had before lived upon acorns." On the same account the Athenians offered only such barley as grew in the field Rharium, in memory of its having first been sown there." And instead of the Greek the Romans used another sort called s;i, which was the sort of corn first used by Nat. Hist. Lib. xxxi, cap. 7. "Eustathius loco citato. Conf. Ar Aineid. lib. ii, ver. 131. chteologia; hujus lib. vi, ubi de conivii u Fastor, lib. iii, Ter. 337. materia agitur. Lerit ii, 11. Pausan. Atticis, pag. 71, edit. Han. them. This practice remained in the time of Dtony&ius the Hal icarnassean.y The third and chief part of the sacrifice, was hgitn, tie victim; concerning which it may be observed in the first place, that it was required to be whole, perfect, and sound in all iU members, without spot or blemish; otherwise it was unacceptable to the gods, who must be served with the very best of all the flocks and herds; to which end Solon, in his laws commanded the Athenians to offer "Exxj/ra /tgwa, chosen and select sacrifices; and it was an ancient custom to cull out of the flocks the goodliest of all the cattle, and put certain marks upon them, whereby they might be distinguished from the rest. 'Virgil tells us their herds were divided into...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236597687