Travels in Asia Minor and Greece, Τόμος 2

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Σελίδα 153 - ... hanging loosely about her limbs ; the lower portion embroidered with flowers, and appearing beneath the shift, which has the sleeves wide and open, and the seams and edges curiously adorned with needlework. Her vest is of silk, exactly fitted to the form of the bosom, and the shape of the body, which it rather covers than conceals, and is shorter than the shift. The sleeves button occasionally to the hand, and are lined with red or yellow satin.
Σελίδα 318 - Constantine the Great, however, proved a more fatal enemy to Apollo and Delphi, than either Sylla or Nero. He removed the sacred tripods to adorn the Hippodrome of his new city; where...
Σελίδα 154 - Aurora, is rosy-fingered, the tips being stained. — Her necklace is a string of zechins, a species of gold coin, or of the pieces called byzantines. At her cheeks is a lock of hair, made to curl towards the face ; and down her back falls a profusion of tresses, spreading over her shoulders.
Σελίδα 53 - The goddess was represented standing, with her vestTEM ment reaching to her feet. Her helmet had a sphinx for the crest, and on the sides were griffins. The head of Medusa was on her breast-plate. In one hand she held her spear, and in the other supported an image of Victory about four cubits high. The battle of the Centaurs and...
Σελίδα 47 - Propylea have ceased to be the entrance of the acropolis. The passage, which was between the columns in the centre, is walled up almost to their capitals, and above is .a battery of cannon. The way now winds before the front of the ancient...
Σελίδα 150 - He was abfent when we arrived; but on his return to Athens, fent us a prefent of fine fruit and of honey from M. Hymettus ; and came to vifit us at the convent, on horfeback, attended by a virger and fome of his clergy on foot, He was a comely and portly man, with a black thick beard. A .traditional...
Σελίδα 156 - Cephissus, about three miles from the city, has been computed at least six miles long. The mills for pressing and grinding the olives are in the town. The oil is deposited in large earthen jars sunk in the ground in the areas before the houses. The crops had failed for five years successively when we arrived.
Σελίδα 234 - Wheler saw some large stones carved with wheat-ears and bundles of poppy. Near it is the bust of a colossal statue of excellent workmanship, maimed, and the face disfigured ; the breadth at the shoulders, as measured by Pococke, five feet and a half; and the basket on the head above two feet deep. It probably represented Proserpine.
Σελίδα 40 - In the courts of the houses lie many round stelae or pillars, once placed on the graves of the Athenians ; and a great number are still to be seen applied to the same use in the Turkish burying-grounds before the acropolis.
Σελίδα 56 - Koningsmark, when they besieged the acropolis in 1687, threw a bomb, which demolished the roof, and, setting fire to some powder, did much damage to the fabric. The floor, which is indented, still witnesses the place of its fall. This was the sad forerunner of farther destruction ; the Turks breaking the stones, and applying them to the building of a new mosque, which stands within the ruin, or to the repairing of their houses and the walls of the fortress. The vast pile of ponderous materials, which...

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