The Prometheus Bound

The Prometheus Bound

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... Its length varied, but Pindar (0. Hi. 59) states that in the chariot races the tti)xij was rounded twelve times, giving a length of twenty-four stadia. See Smith's Diet. Antiq. p. 1055, art. stadium, ripfio. (G. 162). Oceanus came from the far-distant west, outside the pillars of Herakles. Others connect ripua with the participle, and translate (see lex. Siaiidpw, 2) having completed the limit.--oLovov. From TerpacnceXi)s (1. 395) we infer that this winged creature must have been a beast rather than a bird. Perhaps it was a griffin, a fabulous animal with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. The colossal winged lions and winged bulls with human heads, found in Nineveh, and symbolizing in one form strength, speed, and intelligence, prove that the Orientals found nothing repulsive in such impossible creations, and, as we know that in plastic art the Greeks were much indebted to the Assyrians, it is not improbable that we have a trace of that influence here.---yvuu.fl Ottou, ov dTep, by my own will without a bridle, an exaggeration of the superior intelligence of his winged courser. The Greeks sometimes ascribed such qualities even to inanimate things. In Odys. viii. 555-559, Alcinous says to Odysseus: "Declare thy land, Thy people, and thy city, that our ships May learn, and bear thee to the place; for here In our Phseacian ships no pilots are, Nor rudders, as in ships of other lands: Ours know the thoughts and the intents of men." Bryant. Wecklein (note ad loc.) also refers to II. xviii. 417-420, where, in speaking of Hephaestus, the poet says: "Two golden statues, like in form and look To living maidens, aided with firm gait The monarch's steps; and mind was in their breasts, And they had speech and...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675302X
  • 9781236753021