A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...the Galenical Pharmacopeia continued in repute in Praace, the Iru Furentina was invariably substituted for the ancient Iris.' IRPEX, HIRPEX, or IRPEX, ' a.iarrow, uses to clear the fields of weeds, and to level and l.reak down the soil. The harrow of the ancients, like ours, had iron teeth, and was drawn by oxen. IS'ATIS (ioorif), a plant, the Glot'-m of the Latins, and the modern Woad, yielding a oeautiful blue dye. (Vid Glistun ) ISELA'STILT LUDI (Vid. Athlete, p. 120.) ISOPOLITEIA. (Vid Civitas, Greek, p 359 1SOPYRON (loonvpov), a plant, probably the Bog Bean, or Menyantket trtfoUota. " From the account of Galen and Paulus.-Egineta," observes Adams, " it might be taken for the Kidney Bean or Fasel, but Dioscorides clearly distinguishes between these. Dodonrus advanced the opinion that the Menyantket tn/olwla, or Bog Bean, is the laowvpov of Dioscorides; but, as Sprengel remarks, its botanical characters do not agree with those of the hopyrum as given by Uioscorides. At the same time, it is worthy of remark, as a singular coincidence, that the Bog Dean is still used by the com tnon people in Scotland for the cure of those complaints for which Uioscorides recommends the Isopyrum. The opinion of Dodouvtis is farther countenanced by Bauhin."' ISOTELEIA, ISOTELEIS. (V. Civitas, Greek, p. 259.) ISTHMIAN GAMES flotyua), one of the four great national festivals of the Greeks. This festival derived its name from the Corinlhiat Isthmus, where it was held. Where the isthmus is narrowest, between the coast of the Saronic Gulf and the western foot of the CEnean hills, was the Temple of Poseidon, and near it was a theatre and a stadium of white marble.4 The entrance to the temple was adorned with an avenue of statues of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 1118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 56mm | 1,950g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236506758
  • 9781236506757