Mythology and Monuments of Ancient Athens; Being a Translation of a Portion of the 'Attica' of Pausanias

Mythology and Monuments of Ancient Athens; Being a Translation of a Portion of the 'Attica' of Pausanias

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...and the scholiast82 on the passage says that certain military exercises took place there because it was close at hand to the city. When Solon forbade the archons to sit together, it was to the Lykeion, it will be remembered,83 that the archon polemarcli betook himself. Had the place been even then merely a precinct of Apollo, it is scarcely likely it would have been selected. But gymnastic and military glories alike were at length overshadowed by a new and different association. When Aristotle came back from his embassy to Philip he found that his friend Xenocrates was no longer president of the Academy. 84 Aristotle forthwith deserted his old haunt and betook himself to the Lykeion, which henceforth is associated with his name and school. Plato himself and Xenocrates had both, it seems, been in their turn called peripatetics85--teachers who walked in the promenade (1rept'1ra1'os)--but ultimately the name went over to the_ philosophers of the Lykeion, and those of the Academy were known as academics. In the intervals of much walking and talking it is pleasant to know that they sometimes dined well. Athenaeus86 tells us of a certain luckless cook who used up some salt fish and tried to pass it otf as--presumably fresh---fish sauce, and they ordered him to be whipped, for that, they said, " was a poor bit of sophistry." Behind the Lykeion Pausanias notes the tomb of Nisos, the Megarean brother of King Lykos. Nothing further is known of this monument. As the Lykeion, by false etymology, had got associated with Lykos, it is quite possible that the monument of Nisos was only so called by some equally accidental misnomer. The Lykeion (Lyceum) had, as has been seen, many points in common with the Kynosarges: at first an ancient...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 123684775X
  • 9781236847751