The Pantheon; Representing the Fabulous Histories of the Heathen Gods, and Most Illustrious Heroes in a Short, Plain, and Familiar Method, by Way of D

The Pantheon; Representing the Fabulous Histories of the Heathen Gods, and Most Illustrious Heroes in a Short, Plain, and Familiar Method, by Way of D

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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. 1784 edition. Excerpt: ...Ambarvalia were instituted to purge tbe Fields, and to beg Fruitsul ness and Plenty. They were so called, because the Sacrifices were led about the Fields; as the Suburbs ' Amburbiuni were esteemed sacred; because the Sacrifice was carried round the City. These Sacri ces were performed by Husbandmen, c who carried a Sow big with young, or a Cow-cais, through the Cora and the Hay, in the Beginning of Harvest, thrice; the Countrymen following him with Dancing, and Leaping, and Acclamations of Joy, till all the Fields rung with the Noise. In the mean Time, one of them, adorned with a Crown, sung the Praises of Ceres; and after they had offered an Oblation of Wine mixed with Honey and Milk, before they began to reap, they sacrisiced the Sow to her. d The Kites of these Ambarvalia are beautisully described by Pirgil. CHAP. 1 Flaw Ceres, tibi Jit noflro de rure corona Spicea, qus templi pendeat ante fores. Tibullos. 'Jo thee, sair Goddess, we'll a Garden plait Of Ears of Corn, t'adorn thy TVmple Gate. b Qnod victima ambiret arva: Serv. in 1. Georg. e Virg. 3. Eel. A Cunila tib: Cererem pules agrestis adoret t Cut tu lade saves, C5f mitt dilue Baccbo, ferque novas circumfelix eat hojliafruges; Oisin'u quam chorus is' foeii comue-tiir ovantes, Et Cererem c'amore njocent in teila: neque ante Falcem maturis ijuisqnpm/upponut arijlis, Quam Cereri, torta redimitus tempera quercu, Det mosus incompejitos, t'y carmina dicit. Let every Swain adore her Power divine, And Milk and Honey mix with sparkling Wine; Let all the Choir of Clowns attend this Show, In long Procession shouting as they go; Invoking her to bless their yearly Stoics, Inviting Plenty to their crowned Floors. Thus Thus Mi the Spring, and thus in Summer's Heat, Besore the Sickles touch...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553411
  • 9781236553416