An Universal History from the Earliest Account of Time; Compiled from Original Authors and Illustrated with Maps, Cuts, Notes Etc. with a General Index to the Whole Volume 6

An Universal History from the Earliest Account of Time; Compiled from Original Authors and Illustrated with Maps, Cuts, Notes Etc. with a General Index to the Whole Volume 6

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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. 1747 edition. Excerpt: ...though not so illfeented, is, that in the reign of Orefibeus the son of Deucalion, his bitch brought forth instead of whelps a stick of wood, which that prince caused to be put into the ground, from which, when the spring came, a vine sprang forth. Hence they pretended, that that name of Ozoles, came not from cii, to stink, but from o &;, a branch or sprout: however that be, Pau/anias tells us the Locrians, who were likewise cr.llcd Ozoles, were so ill pleased with that name, that they changed it for that of AEtoliuvs (12), we shall spe?.k of them in the next place above. As for the Acarnttniaits, their territories were parted on the east by the river Achehm, and surrounded by the Ionian sea on the west and south, and on the north joined to Spirits, and became afterwards a province of that kingdom (13). They were anciently known by the name of Curetes, but were whether of the fame race with' those of the Celtic nation mentioned in a former chapter, or, whether so called, because, like the Pluranes, they cut off their fore-locks, or whether both were not originally of Celtic extraction, is not easy to determine. Their name os Acarnanians they afterwards received from Acarnanus, the son of Alcmon.. This hst was the son of Ampbiaraus the noted soothlayer, whose wife Eripyle had been bribt d by Polynices with a rich necklace, to determine him to go to the Theban war; for which reason he left orders with his son to murder her, as we have seen elsewhere f. He having executed his father's commands, was so tormented with furies, that he was forced to apply to the Delphic oracle for relief; and was answered, That if he could find out some country, which had sprung up out of the sea, Cnce his parricide, and fettle there, he..show more

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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236987802
  • 9781236987808