Travels in Asia Minor and Greece: Or, an Account of a Tour Made at the Expense of the Society of Dilettanti, Τόμοι 1-2

J. Booker and R. Priestley, 1817 - 16 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 138 - At her cheek is a lock of hair, made to curl towards the face ; and down her back falls a profusion of tresses, spreading over her shoulders. Much time is consumed in combing and braiding the hair after bathing; and, at the greater festivals, in enriching and powdering it with small bits of silver, gilded, and resembling a violin in shape, and woven in at regular distances.
Σελίδα 170 - Miletus was once exceedingly powerful and illustrious. Its early navigators extended its commerce to remote regions. The whole Euxine Sea, the Propontis, ./Egypt, and other countries, were frequented by its ships, and settled by its colonies. It boasted a venerable band of memorable men, Hecataeus, an early historian ; andThales, the father of philosophy.
Σελίδα 137 - There the girl, like Thetis, treading on a soft carpet, has her white and delicate feet naked, the nails tinged with red. Her trowsers, which in winter are of red cloth, and in summer of fine calico, or thin gauze, descend from the hip to the ancle, hanging...
Σελίδα 302 - The barrow of Alyattes is much taller and handsomer than any I have seen in England. The mould which has been washed down conceals the stone-work, which, it seems, was anciently visible. The apparent altitude is diminished, and the bottom rendered wider and less distinct than before. Its measurements, which we were not prepared to take, deserve to be ascertained and compared with those given in Herodotus.
Σελίδα 174 - It is a magnificent ruin of Ionic architecture. Dr. Chandler says of it: "The memory of the pleasure which this spot afforded me will not be soon or easily erased. The columns yet entire are so exquisitely fine, the marble mass so vast and noble, that it is impossible perhaps to conceive greater beauty and majesty of ruin.
Σελίδα 135 - Turkish women, is not only impenetrable, but must not be regarded on the outside with any degree of attention. To approach them, when abroad, will give offence ; and in the town, if they cannot be avoided, it is the custom to turn to the wall and stand still, without looking toward them, while they pass. This mode of carriage is good breeding at Athens. The...
Σελίδα 170 - The nymphs were supposed to enjoy longevity, but not to be immortal. They were believed to delight in springs and fountains. They are described as sleepless, and as dreaded by the country people.
Σελίδα 150 - Its streets are obscured, and overgrown. A herd of goats was driven to it for shelter from the sun at noon ; and a noisy flight of crows from the quarries seemed to insult its silence. We heard the partridge call in the area of the theatre and of the stadium.
Σελίδα 22 - Their number is owing to the nature of the country and the climate. The soil, parched and thirsty, demands moisture to aid vegetation; and a cloudless sun, which inflames the air, requires for the people the verdure...
Σελίδα 263 - The view before us was so marvellous, that the description of it, to bear even a faint resemblance, ought to appear romantic. The vast slope, which, at a distance, we had taken for chalk, was now beheld with wonder, it seeming an immense frozen cascade, the surface wavy, as of water at once fixed, or in its headlong course suddenly petrified.

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