Dissertations on the Eumenides of Aeschylus; With the Greek Text and Critical Remarks

Dissertations on the Eumenides of Aeschylus; With the Greek Text and Critical Remarks

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...antiquarian poets of Alexandria, can have been derived by them only from old legends or religious poetry; although at that time, and indeed down from the time of the Homeric Hymnists, the notion connected with Apollo Delphinios was that of the marine Delphine and sea-voyages6. But what decides for the assertion here advanced is, first, the circumstance that the Delphinia at Athens were held at the very time (6th and 7th Munychion) at which Apollo slew the dragon at Delphi (7th Munychion), on which ensues the Delphic Festival, the Pythia7: and secondly, that the Attic Court Delphinion took cognizance only of justifiable homicide; plainly an institution of very early times, when it was still generally understood that the Delphinios is the God triumphing over the hostile serpent (. 67). Now at Delphi dirges were sung over the grave of the Delphine; Apollo himself must do every thing to appease the Dragon--must undergo exile and servitude; and thus it is very probable that the Delphinia also had this object. In Corinth too fourteen children were sent into the temple of Juno, 4. Pausan. II. J. 7. b. AeXpivri, Apollon. Rhod. n. 708. AeXjiv, Schol. Eur. Phcen. 232. Tzetz. on Lye. 208. Etym. M. s. v. 'E/cri/3oXos. But even from AfXuvi;, AeXu'vios is according to analogy, as KuXXrj'i/ios from KvXXq'vq. The fem. AeXJui/t better suits the notion of a SpaKaii/a (Horn. H. Pyth. Apoll. 122) than 6 Tluduv. 6. See also Artemidor. Oneirocr. n. 35. 7. Boeckh. Corp. Inscrip. p. 814. The question whether the month Bysios corresponds with Elaphebolion, or not rather with Munychion, I here leave without discussion. where with shorn heads and black clothes they were to appease the children of Medea by penitential offerings and mournful hymns1: now these children of...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236608917
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