Dissertations and Miscellaneous Pieces Relating to the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia; In Two Volumes. Being a Continuation of Extracts from the Asiatic Researches Volume 3

Dissertations and Miscellaneous Pieces Relating to the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia; In Two Volumes. Being a Continuation of Extracts from the Asiatic Researches Volume 3

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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. 1796 edition. Excerpt: ...Sanscrit p-rosody has the name of Reti wifdpa, or the dirge of Ran. In the only remaining accounts of Egyptian Mythology, wefind, three kings of that country, named flatter-tus, xmhich means in Coptic/e, according to fasten sm, the guardian divinity of Lgypt (b): the hildory of those kings is very Obscure;. and whether they have any nelation to the three descendants of CA/LIA, I cannot pretend to determine. The Cau (al Died. Sic. B. 14, (5) See Alphab. Tibet. p. 145. writer of the Great Etymological Dictionary underss the word-'EAEn-ov; and he is generally represented in a black shroud, with a cap closely fitted to his head; asif his dress was intended to conceal some offen: sive malady; whence the potters of Canopus often? made pitchers with covers in the form of a close-i cap. His tomb was to be seen at Helenium, near the town which bore his name; but that ofrhis wise (who, according to EPLPHANIUS, was named" CUMZNUTI-HS) was in a place called.Me'xutbis, at the distance of two stadia. There were two temples ab Canapus; the more ancient i-nseribed to Hanch-e us, which stood in the suburbs (b'), and the more modern, but of greater celebrity, raised in honourof SERAPXS (c). Now there seems to be no small affinity between the-characters of DUNDHU and Anraus; of vlsvAbl-IANWA and HERCULES; many heroes of antiquity (Cicsao reckons up fix, venom of the Lame-an serperzt, and was cured it! Pbcnzsice, at a place called A/ce (the/lace of Scripture) by the juice ofa plant, which abounds both in' that spot and on the. banks of the Nile (a). The Greeks, who certainly migtated from Egypt, carried with them the old Egyptian and Indian legends, and endeavoured (not always with success) to appropriate a foreign system to their new settlements-z all...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970225
  • 9781236970220