Translation Volume 1

Translation Volume 1

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...and the nymph Argiope. They say that Argiope had previously dwelt at Parnassus, but that when she was with child she removed to the land of the Odrysians; for Philammon would not take her into his house. Therefore they call Thamyris an Odrysian and a Thracian. The Leucasia and the Amphitus unite their streams in one. 5. Crossing them you come to a plain named the Stenyclerian 4 plain: they say there was a hero Stenyclerus. Opposite the plain is what was anciently called Oechalia, but is now called the Carnasian grove: it is mostly filled with cypresses. There is an image of Carnean Apollo, and another of Hermes carrying a ram. Hagne (' holy') is a surname of the Maid, the daughter of Demeter: a spring of water rises beside her image. With regard to the rites 5 of the Great Goddesses (for their mysteries are celebrated in the Carnasian grove) I am resolved to be silent; for in point of sanctity I regard them as second only to the Eleusinian mysteries. However, my dream did not debar me from proclaiming to all and sundry that in the Carnasian grove were preserved the bronze urn found by the Argive general and the bones of Eurytus, son of Melaneus. 6. Past the Carnasian grove flows a river, the Charadrus; 6 and going on towards the left for just eight furlongs you reach the ruins of Andania. The guides agree that the city got its name from a woman Andania; but I am not able to say who her parents were or whom she married. Going from Andania, in the direction of Cyparissiae, we come to Polichna as it is called, and to the rivers Electra and Coeus. The names may refer to Electra, daughter of Atlas, and Coeus, father of Latona; or perhaps Electra and Coeus may be local heroes. 7 7. Having crossed the Electra we come to a spring named Achaia, and to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580591
  • 9781236580597